By Nnenna EZEAH
In order to provide a cashless and comfortable customer services that are technology driven, the PHCN Eko Distribution Company, has entered into partnership with Etranzact on epayment channels.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of Eko Distribution Company, Mr. Oladele Amuda, said the PHCN Utility card is designed to offer seamless epayment services for customers to pay their electricity bills from the comfort of their homes and offices, without going to the bank or any PHCN office.
“PHCN Eko Distribution Company is known to be innovative and to serve our customers better by with providing comfortable customer services that is technology driven.”
Also speaking, the Managing Director Etranzact, Mr. Valentine Obi, said the PHCN utility card will provide for PHCN payment and also other payments.
“Customers can get further benefits using their prepaid card to perform other transaction services such as; airtime purchase, funds transfer to any bank account, purchase airline tickets, pay other utility bills and receive discount benefits from partner merchants,” he said.
Obi said the prepaid card will enhance the cashless economy policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and ease the stress of paying their bills.
“The PHCN Utility prepaid card is multi-purpose and multi-dimensional. Customers can now pay their electricity bills seamlessly with or without a bank account, on the Web, automated teller machines, ATM, point of sales, POS and on their mobile phones through PocketMoni and mobile banking services.
He explained that the card is not restricted to the payment of electricity bills alone, but also can be used to purchase anything as well as to cash money at any POS and ATM machines.
He concluded by calling on business managers to embrace this by publicizing it to their customers and the PCHN/Utility card is available at all PHCN offices and partner banks.
“The prepaid card will serve every Eko customer both the bankers account owner and non-bankers account owner. Most banks have provided etranzact mobile platform to enable 24/7 pay point that makes payment of bills comfortable and creating Eko portal in your mobile where you can recharge and check bills through your mobile phones and get reports.”