The Nigerian FinTech Association has elected new members of its governing council from different sectors to lead the affairs of the association for the next two years.

In a statement, he revealed that the elections were supervised by the Election Committee of the Board of Trustees, made up of renowned professionals such as former CEO and CEO of Ecobank, Patrick Akinwuntan; MD/CEO, Edfin MFB, Bunmi Lawson and Founder/CEO SystemSpecs, Dr. John Obaro.

They were elected after a transparent electoral process, taking advantage of digital technology for all processes.

He noted that 21 new GovCo members were sworn in by the association’s BOT.

At the inauguration of the new GovCo, BOT Chairman Dr. Segun Aina urged the new GovCo members to build on the success of previous GovCos to position Nigeria as the fintech destination for innovation and investment in Africa.

In addition, he advised the new GovCo to propose initiatives that would help solve the challenges of technical and digital talent shortages, deepen engagements with regulators, and expand the network of members, bringing all stakeholders together to amplify momentum in a single voice of the association

He added that the new GovCo members should continue to provide leadership for more national fintech associations in Africa to get off the ground.

The association’s re-elected president, Ade Bajomo, said: “The association’s core goals are to accelerate, connect and champion FinTech and for GovCo to strategically build on and sustain existing successes, create new initiatives and enrich relationships. with various stakeholders, including regulators, to grow the ecosystem.”