By Omobayo Azeez
The organiser of Lagos Fintech Week has postponed the 2020 version of the weeklong exercise of fintech occasions as a result of outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Covid-19 has been declared as a worldwide pandemic by the World Well being Group (WHO) and each social gathering, starting from public to personal sectors is avoiding giving fillip to the unfold of the illness by means of gathering of many individuals in a spot.
Yele Okeremi, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Lagos Fintech Week, stated the choice got here after a lot deliberation and session with business stakeholders who’ve strongly endorsed the prioritization of the collective pursuits of all members.
“We have now a job to play so as to cut back the unfold of COVID-19 in Nigeria and on our half because the organizer of the largest Fintech occasion in Lagos State; we’re suspending this 12 months’s version from April 14-17 to September 22-25, 2020,” Okeremi stated.
He defined that the occasion is an invigorating week of distinct Fintech occasions that delivers thrilling discussions, stimulating demos and insightful debates.
It additionally options case research and panels in shopper banking, company banking, monetary markets and insurance coverage, amongst others with the postponed 2020 version anchored on the theme ‘Agenda for Cashless Lagos.’
“We urge Nigerians from all walks of life to adjust to the Lagos State authorities and the Nigerian Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) by sustaining correct hygiene and avoiding any gathering that’s greater than 50 folks,” he cautioned.
Whereas appreciating all of the sponsors, audio system, panellists and volunteers that will take part on the 2020 Lagos Fintech Week, Dr. Okeremi promised that in September, the organiser would put up a top-notch occasion that may additional transfer the business ahead.
The organiser described the occasion as a multi-format convention that covers know-how subjects resembling synthetic intelligence, authentication, superior sensors, digital and cellular funds in addition to software programming interfaces (APIs), blockchain, huge knowledge and studying machines.