Future Of Payment & Financial Inclusion

Virtual | 23 July 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Speakers include:

Ebehijie Momoh

Senior VP, GM, West Africa, Mastercard

Esigie Aguele

CO-Founder/ Chief Executive Officer

Musa Jimoh

Director, Payments Systems Management, Central Bank of Nigeria




The COVID-19 pandemic has led to world to uncharted waters. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, there had been a rapid rise in the emergence of new digitally-driven business models in Africa, particularly in financial services, ecommerce and logistics sectors, to mention a few.

This helped, to a large extent, to equip businesses and emerging economies to prepare for the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus. However, some countries with a huge informal sector, like Nigeria, whilst not having as many confirmed COVID-19 cases as their counterparts in many developed nations, were more adversely impacted economically due to inability of SMEs and individuals, who are outside the formal financial sector, to conduct transactions on digital platforms.


Musa Jimoh

Director, Payments Systems Management Central Bank of Nigeria

Esigie Aguele

Co-founder/ Chief Executive Officer

Emeka Moridi

COO, Carbon

Meghan Curran

West Africa Director, Acumen

Dr. Paul L Oluikpe

Associate Head Financial Inclusion Secretariat

Niyi Toluwalope

CEO, eTranzact International Plc

Ebehijie Momoh

Senior VP, GM, West Africa, Mastercard

Jacqueline Jumah

Head, Digital Financial Services at EFinA

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan

Managing Director First Bank of Nigeria Limited


The Future of Payments and Financial inclusion webinar will address the following questions: 

1. What must be done to enable to CBN achieve its 80% inclusion target of


2. How far away are we, in Nigeria, from developing the enabling financial

and digital infrastructure? 

3. What ancillary support must me obtained from the government how can

we expand coverage of digital ID to help Nigeria transcend to a more

inclusive and digital financial industry?

4. Does the right legal and regulatory framework exist to support a financial

inclusion drive in Nigeria?

5. How can a robust identity management system eliminate the risk and

concerns of default by the informal sector being targeted for financial


  1. Chief Executives
  2. Human Resource Directors / Managers
  3. Senior Management of Private and Public Institutions

1. Welcome Address by the Publisher, BusinessDay (1:00 AM – 1:05 PM) 

2. Introduction by Moderator (1:05 AM- 1:10 PM) 

3. Presentation by the CBN (1:10 AM – 1:25 PM) 

4. Panel Discussion (1:25 AM – 2:10 PM) 

5. Q & A (2:10 AM – 2:25 PM) 

6. Closing Remarks by the Publisher, BusinessDay (2: 25 AM – 2:30 PM)

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