Banking and e-payment experts will converge at the 2014 annual retreat of the Committee of E-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH) to examine the role of policy regulation in the implementation of the Nigeria’s Payment System Vision (PSV) 2020.
To lead discussions at the retreat are the Deputy Governor (Operations), Central Bank of Nigeria, Alhaji Sulemain Barau; Group Managing Director, UBA Plc, Mr. Philips Oduoza; Director, Banking and Payment System, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Dipo Fatokun.
Other speakers expected at the forum are a global retail payments expert, United Kingdom, John Chaplin; Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Market Payments, Egypt and Senior Sales Specialist at NCR Corporation, Omar El Moataz.
The theme of the two day retreat is “Payment System Vision 2020 – Creating an enabling environment through policy regulations”, and it is scheduled to hold in Abuja this Thursday and Friday.
Speaking on the retreat, CeBIH President, Mr. Tunde Kuponiyi said: “The Payment System Vision 2020 has been developed with guidelines that ensure the Nigeria Payments System will be nationally utilised and internationally recognised. “CeBIH recognises the inevitability of a conducive regulatory environment for the successful implementation of the goals and objective/principles of the PSV 2020, hence the Committee decided to explore the theme “Payment System Vision 2020 – Creating an enabling environment through policy regulations” at its forthcoming annual retreat.”
He said the retreat would leverage on the wealth of experiences of the various speakers to explore the dynamics of developing a vibrant payment system in an environment of conducive policy regulations.
Established in July 2009, CeBIH is made up of all heads of e-business/e-channels and cards services of all the 23 banks in Nigeria. The primary objective of the committee is to promote electronic banking services in line with global best practices and serve as a forum for sharing ideas and experiences by the e-banking industry heads