The Deputy Governor, Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, will lead banking and electronic payment experts and service providers to examine the prospects and challenges of using mobile payments to drive financial inclusion at the fifth yearly retreat of the Committee of e-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH).
The two-day event themed: "Mobile Payments for Financial Inclusion in Nigeria- Prospects and Challenges" is slated for December 2 and 3 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The retreat, which will be declared open by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, will feature keynote addresses by the Deputy Governor and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Wema Bank Plc, Mr Segun Oloketuyi.
Technical sessions would be anchored by renown experts in the electronic and mobile payments space such as Mr Valentine Obi, Managing Director, eTranzact International Plc, Mr Eric Muriuki Njagi from the Commercial Bank of Africa, Kenya and Mr. Frederik Eijkman, Chief Executive Officer, PEP Intermedius, Kenya.
CeBIH Chairman, Tunde Kuponiyi, said: "The theme of the retreat was informed by the recognition of the increasing role of mobile payments in removing traditional barriers to financial inclusion, which is also one of the aims of the cashless policy introduced three years ago."