Cellulant, a technology company, which merges financial technologies and Agriculture, has emerged ‘Best Payments and Transfer Company’ across Africa at this year’s African Fintech awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award is endorsed by world’s leading technology company IBM and CFO. It is the most coveted award for any financial technology company.
Cellulant towered over 100 other Fintech companies (that is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient) to be awarded as the best Fintech company for payment and transfers, which is quite an achievement given the commitment and the dedication that is sacrificially offered by its entire team across Africa.
Cellulant provides the payment platform that has facilitated efficiency in provision of farm inputs across Nigeria and Liberia under Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS) and the Agriculture transformation agenda of the African Development Bank – AfDB respectively.
Already in 2015, the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Agricultural Awards had recognized Cellulant as an outstanding contributor to the sector being provider of the technology platform that revolutionalise the Agricultural sector.
The platform, Agrikore, which is popularly known in Nigeria, Liberia and other African countries as ‘e-wallet platform’ has enabled an ecosystem that connects governments, donors, financial institutions, merchants, mobile network operators and the consumer to create a single one-stop shop for a seamless digital payment experience.
Currently, Cellulant is connected to more than 50 banks, 40 mobile operators, over 100 merchants and 200 businesses – touching the lives of more than 40 million consumers across Africa.
The co-founders of Cellulant, Mr. Ken Njoroge and Mr. Bolaji Akinboro, described the company as “a leader in digital financial services that specialises in mobile and other forms of e-payments.
On the award, Bolaji said: “we are humbled and happy to be recognised as the 2016 Best Africa Payments and Transfers Company. This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the amazing team of people at Cellulant Group.”
He further stated that, as a value driven company, Cellulant will continue to innovate and transform businesses through our ecosystem.