By Peter Egwuatu
Nigerian Trade (NGX) has vowed to renovate the financial services area through technological innovation with a keen concentration on the Nigerian money current market that can enhance the development of the Nigerian financial system.
The Exchange mentioned this at its inaugural TechNovation meeting held almost with the theme: ‘Technology, Platforms and Markets’.
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Speaking during the convention, the Chief Government Officer, NGX, Mr. Temi Popoola, CFA noted, “The conference is particularly significant to us at NGX because we have stepped into an period that alerts a new horizon of alternatives. NGX is a technological innovation powerhouse that leverages intelligent business styles to deliver vertical platforms across money development, investment, capacity setting up, marketplace enhancement and a plethora of other expert services inside of the money marketplaces ecosystem. We are dedicated to building progressive solutions that push, not just internal efficiency at the trade but that help broader attempts by many stakeholders at making sure a whole digitalization of the Nigerian money marketplaces. We are extending our system competencies in line with our strategic aspirations even though leveraging very best in class electronic innovation to provide price to our stakeholders and marketplaces.”
In offering his goodwill concept at TechNovation, the Director General, Securities and Trade Commission (SEC), Mr. Lamido Yuguda said, “I would like to start off by commending Mr. Temi Popola, CEO, NGX and his workforce for putting jointly and occasion like this which displays our resilience as a people and capacity to facial area challenges. The theme of today’s meeting, Technology, Platforms and Markets in truth captures the mood in entire world right now and the unavoidable coming collectively of the a few segments in check out of the COVID-19 pandemic which has compelled us all to extend possibilities and undertake new ways of accomplishing our capabilities. These current shifts unquestionably pose a obstacle and a huge possibility to the two economical sector regulators and common financial products and services suppliers like NGX. It is, as a result, important that we aid discussions like this to make certain we strike the right balance amongst innovation, integrity and protection of investors, with out whom there will be no markets”.
This was straight away adopted by the keynote address shipped by Co-Founder and CEO, Flutterwave, Olugbenga Agboola, who noted, “As of nowadays, we are in the info age in which engineering is leapfrogging just about every company design and infrastructure we can imagine about. This has of system facilitated growth that we see throughout the landscape in diverse terrains. A essential driver in the proliferation of engineering alternatives in Nigeria has been cell penetration and we count on to see ongoing progress in this regard. Versus the backdrop of evolving options, African startups have lifted above $1billion in funding which is unprecedented for know-how firms. The field need to nevertheless recognise that funders and regulators are the largest stakeholders that need to do the job together to travel digitalisaton throughout Africa and offer a system for cash boosting and world-wide recognition for Nigerian corporations at all levels.”
The occasion also highlighted a presentation from President, Africa Fintech Network, Dr. Segun Aina who commented as a result, “I commend NGX Restricted for placing this convention alongside one another, as it exhibits ongoing dedication to digital initiatives that can reposition and enhance the Nigerian Cash Sector and make certain its leadership posture not only in Africa and across the entire world. I would also like to admit the contributions of NGX to the Fintech Affiliation of Nigeria of which it is an early member and proceeds to lead and leverage on its membership and also help the development of the Nigerian capital current market.”
The 2nd session of the day concentrated on the subject, Outside of Tech – Partnerships, Business Versions, Innovation, Details and Regulation and highlighted the interconnectedness of stakeholders in just the small business ecosystem that needs in depth stakeholder engagement and ahead contemplating partnership and collaborations to harness the aggressive edge across the spectrum. Speakers on the panel were being Govt Commissioner (Operations), Securities and Exchange Commission, Dayo Obisan Founding Associate, Ventures Platform, Kola Aina Main Executive Officer & Co-Founder, F10, Andreas Itern Senior Ambassador, Seedstars Nigeria, Alessia Balducci Lover, Microtraction, Chidinma Iwueke with Main Client Encounter Officer, Interswitch Team, Oremeyi Akah as moderator.