Lagos – The Ecobank Rapid Transfer has been named as the official money transfer service for the 4th Okpekpe 10km Road Race, scheduled to hold on May 7 in Okpekpe town, Edo State.
A statement released by the organisers of the race, an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Bronze Label Race would attract no fewer than 3, 000 local and international professional athletes.
Announcing the bank’s premium partnership in Lagos, Ecobank’s Managing Director, Charles Kie was quoted as saying that Ecobank Rapid Transfer ` was best suited for the competition that had grown to have global recognition’.
This year’s partnership, the 3rd in a row, that the bank would be bagging the official money transfer status of the race.
According to Kie, the Ecobank Rapid Transfer is an innovative money transfer services available within Nigeria and countries in some Africa, where Ecobank is present.
“The service was conceived out of the need to provide prompt, convenient, accessible and reliable money transfer facility for our retail and wholesale customers and non-customers of the bank”.
It said that Kie was optimistic that the Ecobank Rapid Transfer would provide the much-needed ease of financial transactions, during and after the competition and urged all the participants to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the bank.
“This is an Ecobank priority `send and receive’ money transfer product available in all Ecobank branches in Nigeria.
“The product allows you to send and receive money across Nigeria and to also receive money from over 30 countries other, where Ecobank has its operation.
“It is our way of supporting this international race to ease the burden of fund transfer’’.
The Okpekpe 10km road race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, a leader in sports marketing, sponsorship, hospitality and Rights Acquisition business in Nigeria in conjunction with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and the Edo State Government.