Airopay’s vision: ”To be the most trusted and complete global provider of e-money solutions for ease and convenience of our customers”. Transparency in any organisation is vital for credibility and accountability but how does a company boast about integrity when dishonesty lies deep within its core.
Airopay an online payment solution platform, which recently signed a partnership deal with “who wants to be a millionaire” is a company that cannot be trusted. This same Company recently signed an agreement with Africa’s largest entrepreneurship network ( A.Y.E), on their annual empowerment program popularly known as AYEEN (Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria); A program that has empowered thousands of Nigerians across the Nation. After leveraging on A.Y.E brand and platform, Airopay failed to honour the signed agreement between them and A.Y.E
The Chief Executive Officer of Airopay, Mr Charles Oyakhilome, who hitherto spoke about his belief in A.Y.E brand and objectives of the AYEEN initiative and who also claimed that his company services aligned with the vision of A.Y.E. In his words during the 5 May ,2017 agreement signing press conference at oriental Hotel in lagos said, quote, “Our services align with the dreams of A.Y.E to deliver monetary ease in businesses in Nigeria and the world at large, we support these entrepreneurs in terms of funding for their business to grow.”
Today it is a different story making the headlines, as who could have imagined, that in this twenty-first century, in a new millennium, humanity would be confronted with such deceit and fraudulent practice that affects the growth and development of our nation.
Mr chris oyakilome in his quest in looking for fame and free publicity also promises to the “who wants to be a millionaire” show that Airopay would increase the winning prize from 10m to 15m. The question we Nigerians are asking is, how can a company that goes out lying to partners and other brands be trusted to deliver on the products they are offering. Their business model is built on money transfer services and payment gateway, we pray this company won’t end up ruining lives of many Nigerians like the failed MMM.
The reality is that AIROPAY or should i say ZEROPAY not only lied publicly when the A.Y.E deal was signed, but also failed on their word, as they had claimed the agreement was in line with Airopay objective of the year to support Entrepreneurs in nigeria.
Having heard the news of Airopay new partnership, The NGO voiced that Airopay’s failed on their promises to them. Speaking to the organisation, their head of communication Mrs Freideline Hesse expressed Her disappointment with Airopay,”why would a person , a company or even a brand, appear on National TV and Press conference to make false promises to young Nigerians about sponsoring their empowerment program, we have resolved with our board to proceed with legal suit against Airopay, after several failed attempts of us trying to reach him”. She stated
Segun Adeoye , a member of the A.Y.E organisation expresses his concerns. He says, the man should be arrested ,He is also doing this with who wants to be a millionaire,only God knows how many companies he is doing this with, it is even better he does this with companies , not NGO’s who are helping others; as for me his brand or product is a complete lie
We hope the government and other regulatory agencies will address this to curb such fraudulent companies.