Monday, October 31, 2011

Sanusi for AIT Infotech, TechAfrica roundtable

Two leading information communications technology (ICT) content providers, AIT Infotech and Technology Africa, are now set to host a breakfast forum with the Central Bank’s governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on evolving a cashless society.

A joint press statement made available to ITRealms Online endorsed by Bayero Agabi of Infotech Network and Don Pedro Aganbi of Technology Africa indicated that as the Nigerian Central Bank gets set to implement a measure that will encourage boom in electronic transaction otherwise referred to as cashless society issues of ICT infrastructure.

This, they stated would enable electronic transaction (e-transaction) laws and the political will to see it through.

As said by them, the talking point of the breakfast session with the CBN governor is evolving a cashless society in Nigeria, political or economic statement.

They alleged that cash is the blood wire of corruption, bribery and money laundering to name a few and by removing cash, definitely these vices aforementioned would find it difficult to survive.

The organizers further said that the challenge now is for all Nigerians to brace up for this new era in the economic development and banks to put in place necessary operational infrastructure to cope with the anticipated upsurge in the number of bank customers.

Equally, they said that the theme of the forum “Evolving a Cashless Society in Nigeria: Political Statement or Economic Benefit” is apt as it would lend weight to existing efforts to increase awareness of the issues, challenges, opportunities in growing a cashless society in Nigeria.

The forum would additionally provide a platform for government to present its plans and policies for a cashless society, and the private sector to provide insights into challenges, opportunities, and source of funds for infrastructural development, alternatives and enabling institutional legal frameworks.

The forum, they added, holds prospect for networking and forging strategic partnerships among key stakeholders in all the sectors of the economy.

The breakfast forum, they noted, would hold in Lagos on Friday, November 11, 2011, at the prestigious Golden Gate Restaurant Ikoyi-Lagos.

Remmy Nweke

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