THE Executive Director, Retail Banking Division, Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu, has called on Nigerians to embrace digital channels for their monetary transactions.
Etuoku stated that the measure would ensure safety and check the spread of COVID-19.
He made the call on Tuesday through the South East Regional Sales Director of the Bank, Charles Oguibe during the opening of a new branch office in Awka, Anambra.
According to him, ‘We believe in the safety of our customers, especially during this pandemic and so we encourage everyone to transact digitally via our USSD code – *901#, mobile applications or the ATM.
“Customers can bank from anywhere by utilising digital channels to easily access their bank accounts, make payments, transfer funds, process salaries and carry out other banking transactions without visiting branches.
“This is part of efforts to ensure physical distancing which will help to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
“The opening of this new branch in Awka is to get closer to our customers, provide comfortable and conducive environment where customers can feel safe and transact with ease.”
Igwe of Awka Kingdom, Dr Gibson Nwosu, represented by the traditional Prime Minister of Awka Kingdom, High Chief Benjamin Okoye at the occasion, said, banking promotes rural development, enhance rural productive activities and improves economic status of small-scale businesses.