How Nigeria can achieve financial inclusion, by Ifejika
Chairperson/CEO, Brittania-U Nigeria Limited, Uju Ifejika has stated that strategic financial literacy and practical investment knowledge are tools for achieving financial inclusion.
She said this in her keynote remarks at the just concluded 2022 International Financial Inclusion Conference organised by the Financial Inclusion Governing Committee in Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, the Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, CBN, Aishah Ahmad noted that the maiden financial inclusion awards were conceived to acknowledge and celebrate individuals and institutions who played a key role in advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria since the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) was launched a decade ago.
She thanked the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen for their support, stating that their presence was a strong signal of collaboration by regulators and the government on financial inclusion.
Mustapha commended the CBN for hosting the conference and spotlighting financial inclusion given its positive impact on the welfare of Nigerian citizens.
Tallen, and Lijadu emphasised collaboration across the public and private sectors to ensure all Nigerians participate fully in the Nigerian economy through financial inclusion.
Ten institutions were awarded in different categories during the dinner following a rigorous selection process supervised by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).