Today, we are very excited to announce that we now have 9 million unique users on the Paga platform. This is a huge milestone for us and it wouldn’t have been possible without you!
What this means is that we have served over 1 million people since we hit 8 million users 4 months ago — talk about growth!
Living up to our mission of “Transforming lives by delivering innovative and universal access to financial services” — Our journey and motivation to grow has been largely inspired by our users, agents, businesses, partner banks and our growing team of over 200 people which has resulted in creating over 10,000 jobs.
Our journey to 9 Million users:
Growth — Since 2012, we have processed 57 million transactions worth N941 billion ( $3.6 billion) and we have reached profitability.
It took us 6 months to grow from 7 million to 8 million customers, and 4 months to get to 9 million — same amount of growth in just over half the time!
We celebrated our 9th anniversary — In April this year, we clocked 9 years of making life possible through innovation. Innovation has been key for us in creating meaningful technology that keys into our mission of making it seamless for people to send and receive money and to deliver financial services to over 70 million un-banked and underbanked Nigerians.
Awards & Recognitions — Paga was named by NIBBS as the top transacting mobile money operator of 2017 in the Global Mobile Regulatory & Monitoring Platform.
We also received another award at the Africa Fintech Summit in Washington DC for Most Innovative Fintech Company in Africa.
In June 2018, Paga was invited to join a unique alliance of over 50 Fintech investors and digital finance innovators as Founding Signatory to the New “Guidelines For Responsible Digital Financial Services”
At the Ogun State Investors Forum, our CEO/Founder; Tayo Oviosu was on a panel of discussion. It was an opportunity to share the impact Paga is making in communities across Ogun state where we have over 1600 agents and how we have created over 900 jobs.
Our CEO/Founder and Co-founder; Tayo Oviosu and Jay Alabraba met with his excellency, the Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to share our progress as a company and how to further drive financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Partnerships & Sponsorship — As a company, we actively look to engage with different businesses/organizations with shared values to see how we can engage to make life possible for Nigerians. Some of our partnerships over the last few months include: KHAN Foundation, Digital Workforce Conference, TEXPO and Socialiga
Our Team — As of today, we currently have a growing team of over 200 young and passionate individuals across our offices in Nigeria, while we have a team of 20+ engineers at Ethiopia who work tirelessly to ensure the Paga platform works efficiently and seamlessly.
We are launching some new products in the next quarter, and we have some exciting events lined up. Our team keeps expanding along with our reach, our passion and our ideas. We are looking forward to serving millions more of you and making easy for you to access and use your money.
Making Life Possible is our ethos at paga, and it is what keeps us committed to our mission of providing inclusive financial services for all Nigerians. With over 16,000 agent outlets and 9 million+ customers, we are inspired by the stories of the community we are building and the people we are empowering by making life possible every single day.