First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, says it will host a cyber security event this Friday in Lagos.
First Bank announced that the fourth edition of its Fireside chat, a congregation of players in the technology and fintech ecosystem, would hold at its Digital Innovation Lab in Yaba, Lagos.
The topic, Cyber Security in Digital Payments, would be delivered by Dr. Obadare Peter Adewale, co-Founder of Digital Encode, who is the guest speaker at the event, the bank announced in a statement made available to Technology Times.
According to FirstBank, the inaugural edition of its Fireside Chat held in in 2018 with Tosin Eniolorunda, Founder TeamApt Limited and subsequently with Ope Adeoye, Managing Partner, 2iLabs, and Bunmi Akinyemiju, MD,Venture Garden Group.
Lola Ekugo, Head of Digital Innovation Lab at First Bank says the FirstBank Fireside Chat is a public conversation that convenes active players and influencers in the technology ecosystem in order to have thought-provoking discussions.
“These discussions aim to reveal new perspectives on a range of discussion points with a view to pulling out genuinely relevant insights on trends and recent happenings in the industry”, Ekugo says.
According to FirstBank, its Digital Lab is an innovation hub and workspace for stimulating innovative solutions to real-life challenges in the Financial services industry.
“The Lab will continue to serve as a platform for the bank to collaborate with start-ups looking to innovate around financial systems and create solutions for the Nigerian customer”, according to Ekugo.
Chuma Ezirim, the Group Executive, e-Business and Retail Products, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, says that “with the advent of the global village of today’s society, and the growing embrace of cashless transactions across the nook and cranny of the country; the event’s topic is very timely and positioned to reinforce the awareness and education of our customers and Nigerians at large on the fundamentals of staying protected against cyber theft, whilst promoting the seamless use and adaptation to FirstBank’s wide-range of technological driven payments products such as WhatsApp banking, FirstMobile, *894# USSD banking and FirstOnline.”