By Adunola Oladapo
More players in the ICT, Banking, and FinTech sectors of the Nigerian economy have continued to throw their weight behind the Third Quarterly Forum of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) billed for Friday, October 13, 2017.
The latest to declare their support for the flagship ICT reporters association quarterly seminar are Global Accelerex, an effective and secure payment solutions provider; Yudala, fast rising e-commerce operator and Nigeria’s first ever composite online and retail chain; and CWG Plc, a total ICT solutions provider.
Others are three of Nigeria’s leading IT-driven commercial banks namely, Fidelity Bank Plc, Wema Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.
The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), an umbrella body for journalists reporting information and communications technology in Nigeria is organising the third edition of its quarterly forum entitled “Digital Payment: Prospects and Challenges of a Financially Inclusive Nigeria.”
The event which holds this Friday at the R-Café Event Centre on Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, will not only highlight the challenges and opportunities in the FinTech space in Nigeria, but will also provide knowledge and networking platform that will bring the Nigeria Fintech industry at par with its counterparts across the globe.
At the event, the Banking, ICT and FinTech industries will be offered an excellent opportunity to showcase some of their achievements before the largest gathering of the sectors players under one roof as well as share their contributions to Digital Payments in addition to efforts towards actualising financial inclusion in the country.
Mr. Austin Okere, Founder/Vice Chairman of CWG Plc, had since accepted to chair the one-day event.
It should be noted that digital disruption has been changing how traditional banking services, payments, and remittances are now offered in the digital economy, as almost all sectors of financial services are being re-imagined by non-traditional providers and FinTechs, while the traditional incumbent providers are reinventing themselves very quickly to understand better, the puzzle presented by FinTech and how they can leverage on the digital movement.