Remita increased charges
One of the Nigerian gateways for payment Remita has increased charges on every payment made through their channel by the payer without reasonable excuses. The increment in charges of payment was noticed on the 1st of November 2018 after a client finished generating RRR CODE online for bank payment, getting to the bank to make the generated payment, the bank teller representative made the increment known to the customer. It was made to know that the higher the payable amount, the higher the charges attached.
Remita Claimed that the increment in charges that started (November 1st) Less than two months to the end of the year 2018 was a directive from the Federal government of Nigeria, but the reasons behind the action of the Federal government is not known to the public.
When Remita started in Nigeria years ago, no visible charges were involved since the charges had already been embedded in the total payment to be made. Everything had been going fine until mid of September 2018 when we noticed that 100 Naira had been added as charges on every payment. We were made to understand that the 100 Naira charges included, were added in other to deter the use of Cards such as Verve Card, Mastercard and Visa card on Remita platform since payment made through the Internet banking has no extra charges of 100 Naira.
How does an Increase in Remita Charges affect the masses
The increment in Remita charges will continue to drain the masses wallet because normally, masses pay through their noses to survive in a nation that is experiencing an economic meltdown. Since the majority of companies and some major Federal Government revenue generator use this platform as their medium of obtaining payment.
People Thought Towards the increase in Remita Charges
Either good or bad, it has become a custom for people speaking their mind. After requiring a few among the millions about their views towards the increase in Remita Charges, below are some of their responses.
- The election is approximately at the corner they said, the federal government is trying to generate money to spend for the 2019 campaign.
- Some said, it is the government’s fault, why would the federal government made Remita a monopoly, if there are more options for payment, they wouldn’t have had guts to increase charges as they like.
- The federal government does not have the masses in mind. they only think about their pocket what a shameful head we have.