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Fintech Engages Peter Obi On Sector’s Future Come 2023

The Financial Technology sector (Fintech) on Wednesday 2nd day of November, 2022  engaged the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi on the future and growth of fintech in the country. Sir Demola Aladekomo, Chairman, SmartCity Plc said in a statement that the parley with Obi was to emphasise the need for public-private partnerships in the sector if he emerged winner of election. Aladekomo said the private meeting, which was put together by some top players in the industry, would also engage other presidential candidates before the Feb. 25, 2023 general elections.

According to him, the session is to allow players have the candidate’s understanding of the fintech sector and the expectations of the industry from potential winners of the 2023 elections. Also speaking, Ms Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, Fintech1000+/NESG highlighted benefits of collaboration between government and the private sector, saying: “the creation of conducive environment will allow our young ones to thrive.”

Peter Obi was urged by Mba-Uzoukwu  to take the Nigerian StartUp Act as a matter of national priority if elected in 2023 and other Finch bodies equally urged him to focus mainly on policies that will help build the country bigger and stronger. Other professional experts called for improved educational system to make learning more easier and faster for them especially in terms of the economy. in respond to what was said to Peter Obi, he spoke greatly on the areas of security, corruption,agriculture, investment,and how the country’s natural resources can be managed properly without any interference from outsiders. he finally rounded up by acknowledging the concern of the Finch sector and request that position papers be prepared and send to him on some basic requests for the sustainable growth and enhancement of the sector.

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