L-R: Oluwnaseun Adesanya, Group Head, Innovation & Strategy, SystemSpecs, Olufemi Awoyemi, Member, FintechNGR GovCo/Founder & CEO, Proshare, Adedapo Adekoje, President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Ibrahim Hassan, Deputy Director, Consumer Protection Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr Segun Aina, President, FintechNGR, Ade Bajomo, Vice-President, FintechNGR/ ED, IT & Operations, Access Bank & Dr Yele Okeremi, President, Institute of Software Professionals Association of Nigeria during the Annual General Meeting & Social Meet 4.0 of the Fintech Association of Nigeria, FintechNGR hosted by the Nigerian Stock Exchange today, Thursday, 11th April 2019 at the Exchange House, Marina.
“Fintech , Critical Stepping Stone Towards A Digital Economy For Africa”
…As FintechNGR holds AGM, Records Milestone Achievements.
By Pelumi Olaleye
Leveraging on the epitomises of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that Fintech could be the critical stepping stone towards a digital economy for Africa, the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) lauded its scorecard recently.
This achievement check list was done during its second Annual General Meeting, AGM and Social Meet 4.0 recently and hosted by the Nigerian Stock Exchange at the Exchange House, Marina.
The event was well attended by key executives and management staff of member institutions and ecosystem stakeholders including Banks, Consulting, Legal, ICT Venture Capitalists and Investment firms, Research Institute and Tertiary Institutions, Professional bodies, core Fintech firms, Startups, financial services providers, students, media houses, Regulators and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
President of the Association, Dr Segun Aina explained to the audience that 2018 was an exciting year for fintech which continue to transform many industries especially the financial services industry in terms of breakthroughs in innovation and investment globally and especially in the African continent.
According to him the expected impact of fintech in Africa’s development was epitomised by IMF’s statement that Fintech could be the critical stepping stone towards a digital economy for Africa.
Dr Aina who attributed the success of the Association during the year to the quality, commitment and contributions of members says the Association pursued vigorously its three core objectives of Connect, Advocate and Accelerate as its impacts are felt across the length and breadth of the Nigerian and African Fintech ecosystem at large.