The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is collaborating with E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) and Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020) to organise a summit with the theme: “E-Government “Key to Sustainable Development” in Abuja from July 28 to 29.
The objective of the summit is to create a platform for developing outstanding models and formulate winning strategies, which will enhance government administrative productivity, efficiency, and transparency.
The summit will cover issues from seven key developmental areas including; the payment system; agriculture; financial inclusion; insurance; pension; mortgage, and micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
According to the organisers, these focus areas will run in seven technical sessions and will be anchored by top-level seasoned professionals and high profile expert panellists team with in-depth knowledge on the subject matters, who will discuss innovations and the vision for a new paradigm in the public sector.
The Director, Banking and Payments Systems Department of CBN, Dipo Fatokun, will lead the payment system session, while Director-General/CEO, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Umar Masari, will lead the MSME session.
Managing Director, FHA Mortgage Bank, Roland Igbinoba, will lead the mortgage session, while the Director-General, PenCom, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, will lead the pension session. The Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, CBN, Mrs. Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, will lead the Financial Inclusion session, while the Deputy Director NAICOM, Babajide Oniwinde, will lead the Insurance Session, and Walter Warigon Ahrey, consultant, Payment System and Chairman NAPI CBN, will lead the agricultural session.
Speaking on the summit, the Chief Executive Officer of E-PPAN, Mrs. Onajite Regha, said, “Nigeria has moved into a new era of government with a renewed tenacity to tackle corruption and deliver on efficient and effective citizen-centric services. It is imperative therefore that e-government be the essential tool to drive the desired change”.
She explained that, “The summit is designed to attract high level participation and this is intentional because we desire to use this summit as a platform to drive a new generation of e-services in the public sector.
“That is why subject matter experts and the decision makers in government will be on ground to address the needs of the delegates.”