“Paga Celebrates 15 years of Digital Payments in Nigeria”

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In a landmark celebration marking 15 years of pioneering service, Paga, Nigeria’s leading mobile payment company, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing seamless and accessible financial services to millions of Nigerians. At a media parley held yesterday at the company’s corporate office in Lagos, Mr. Tayo Oviosu, the founder, CEO and Managing Director of Paga, commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its consistent efforts in seeking stakeholder input before formulating policies that shape the nation’s financial landscape.


With over 19 million customers relying on Paga’s innovative platform for sending money to businesses and loved ones, the company has become synonymous with convenience, reliability, and financial inclusion courtesy regulators. Offering a wide array of services, Paga has empowered Nigerians to send money instantly to anyone with a phone number, email address, or bank account, revolutionizing the way people transact in the digital age.


During the media parley, Mr. Oviosu highlighted Paga’s diverse range of services, including the ability to request money instantly, receive secure remittances from abroad, pay bills seamlessly, top-up airtime and data, and receive money from various channels. With a focus on simplicity, speed, and reliability, Paga has transformed the way Nigerians manage their finances, whether they are banked or unbanked, online or offline.


One of Paga’s core principles is ensuring the safety and security of its customers’ funds. By adhering to the highest global security standards, Paga has earned the trust of millions of Nigerians who rely on its platform for their financial transactions. Whether through the Paga app, mobile site, or USSD code, customers can enjoy a smooth and stress-free money transfer experience across all their devices.



“You can also withdraw cash, deposit money to your bank account, pay bills, open a Paga account and so much more by visiting a Paga Agent near you. We have over 27,000 agents nationwide!”



Furthermore, Paga has expanded its reach through a vast network of over 27,000 agents nationwide, providing customers with convenient access to cash withdrawal, deposit services, bill payments, account opening, and more. This extensive agent network ensures that Paga remains accessible to Nigerians in urban centers and remote communities alike, fostering financial inclusion and economic empowerment.

As Paga looks ahead to the future, Mr Oviosu revealed that the company remains committed to driving innovation and expanding its range of services to meet the evolving needs of its customers. By leveraging technology, partnerships, and customer feedback, Paga aims to continue its mission of simplifying financial access for everyone in Nigeria.


In closing, Mr. Oviosu expressed his gratitude to Paga’s loyal customers and dedicated team for their unwavering support over the past 15 years. He emphasized Paga’s vision of building an inclusive financial ecosystem that empowers Nigerians to thrive in the digital economy. With a focus on simplicity, security, and reliability, Paga stands poised to continue its transformative journey, shaping the future of digital payments in Nigeria and beyond.


“Paga is a mobile payment company. We are building an ecosystem to enable people to digitally send and receive money, and creating simple financial access for everyone.”

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