Jovago receives EFCC anti-laundering certification


African online hotel booking platform Jovago has received a certificate from Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to guard against money laundering and other financial crimes.

The EFCC stamp of approval will ensure that customers and partners using Jovago website are assured of the highest quality control on all financial transactions.

Established in 2004, the EFCC is empowered to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalise economic and financial crimes and is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of other laws and regulations relating to economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.

“Nigeria is a thriving tourist destination with a large number of tourist sites and attractions. Our aim is to make these places easily accessible to everyone in Nigeria by making it very convenient for people to find and book good hotels online. This is why it was very important for us to get all the necessary certifications so that our customers are happy and comfortable booking their stays with us,” said Jovago managing director Marek Zmyslowski.

Jovago has signed a number of partnerships recently, notably with HotelsCombined, a number of Nigerian bus companies and two Ghanaian airlines, while it also launched a best price guarantee on Nigerian hotels.

It also announced a partnership with Tanzanian telecoms firm Tigo to allow users of the operator’s Tigo Pesa service to pay for their accommodation using mobile money.

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