THE Ecobank Rapid Transfer
Service has been named the
official money transfer service
for the 3rd Okpekpe 10km road
race scheduled for May 16th in
Okpekpe town, in Edo State.
The Okpekpe Race, now an
International Association of
Athletics Federation (IAAF)
Bronze Label Race, will attract
over 3000 local and international
professional athletes. Also sports
enthusiasts from across the world
are being expected.
Announcing the bank’s
partnership in Lagos, a statement
quoted Ecobank’s Deputy
Managing Director, Tony
Okpanachi, to have said the
Ecobank Rapid Transfer is best
suited for the competition that has
grown to have global recognition.
According to Mr. Okpanachi,
the Ecobank Rapid Transfer is an
innovative money transfer services
available within Nigeria and
countries in Africa where Ecobank
is present.
He added: “The service was
conceived out of the need to
provide quick, convenient,
accessible, and reliable money
transfer services for customers and
non-customers of the bank.”
Okpanachi was also optimistic
that the money transfer platform would provide the much-needed
ease of financial transactions
during and after the competition,
and urged all the participants
to avail themselves of the
opportunities provided by the
In his words: “This is an
Ecobank proprietary send and
receive money transfer product
available in all Ecobank branches
in Nigeria. The product allows you
to send and receive money where
Ecobank has its footprint within
Nigeria and in over 36 countries in
Africa. It is our way of supporting
this international race to ease the
burden of fund transfer.”

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