E-PPAN unveils top officials for eGovt summit on cashless policy

The E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has unveiled a rich catalogue of high-profile speakers comprising top government and private sector executives expected at this year’s edition of the annual E-Government Summit 2016.

The summit, fifth in the series, is scheduled to hold between 27 and 28 September at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja.

The summit is hosted in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with the support and sponsorship of Galaxy Backbone  (GB) Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Visa Inc and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS).

According to the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of E-PPAN, Mrs Regha Onajite, during the two-day intensive dialogue session, the Summit will pull together over 500 top decision makers in government and private sectors on a single platform.

She said the stakeholders would brainstorm to proffer solutions and proactive measures for Government to generate and increase Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) using smart solutions, while achieving transparency and accountability among expected deliverables.

According to Onajite, the “The two-day event will play host to a lot of top speakers including the Corps Marshal the of Federal Road Safety Corps/, Mr Boboyo Oyeyemi, who will be speaking on Data Integration and Analysis for Strategic Economic Development alongside the co-Founder/Lead Partner, BudgIT, Mr Oluseun Onigbinde.

Also, the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Plc, Mr Yusuf Kazaure  will present a lead paper on ‘Smart Government Through Shared Services Model’ and Macauley Atasie, the Managing Director of Nextzon Business Services, will also throw more light on the topic.

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat at Central Bank of Nigeria,

Mrs. Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, will speak extensively on Adopting the Financial Inclusion Roadmap for Improved Economy and Good Governance together with the Divisional CEO, Interswitch Financial Inclusion, Mike Ogbalu III,”

Other speakers invited to add value to the event include the Managing Director ,NIBSS, Mr. Ade Shonubi; Managing Director, Interswitch Limited, Mr. Mitchell Elegbe; Managing Director, Paga Mr. Tayo Oviosu; Managing Director SystemSpecs Limited, Dr. John Obaro; and Head, Shared Services Office at CBN, Mr. Chidi Umeano.

They also include the Director, FSS2020 Secretariat, CBN, Mr. Mohammed Suleyman; Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ify Afe; Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Mr. Idorenyen Enang; Country General Manager, IBM West Africa,  Mr. Taiwo Otiti  and the Chief Operating Officer of Digital Encode, Mr. Wale Obadare, among others.