Nigerians are gradually saying bye to the traditional way of getting their phones credited by buying recharge cards from hawkers and other outlets across the country to getting a direct recharge from their banks.
Before e-banking, Nigerians are known for patronizing the common man on the streets when it comes to buying airtime for their phones and other devices.
Over time, this trend has provided thousands of jobs to lots of Nigerians even though the business comes with little or no credit at all.
With the adoption of e-commerce by Nigerian banks where customers can recharge their phones using Automated Teller Machine, (ATM) or by dialing some particular codes, these recharge card vendors and hawkers are losing their means of survival gradually as the trend is making them jobless.
Giving in her own two coins, top Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede has called on all Nigerians to help patronize these vendors rather than using their banks to get air time. Adding that, with the ongoing recession in the country, it is heartbreaking to see people losing their jobs.
She took to her Instagram page and wrote:
“I have bought airtime for almost a year now by dialing my phone because I thought the stress has been taken away. Honestly, this message just made me have a rethink. What stress could be more stressful than the fear of unemployment? I know the stress has been taken from a lot of us who hate to scratch cards to recharge but I believe this message will touch someone just as it did mines.”
Just like banks, individuals in this type of business also want to stay afloat. Thus, who should Nigerians really support?
Yvonne’s post came following a trending Facebook post which calls on Nigerians to stop patronizing banks for airtime.
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