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NIBSS appoints Momoh as AfriGOPay CEO, Obasi emerges COO

NIBSS appoints Momoh as AfriGOPay CEO, Obasi emerges COO

Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) has appointed Ebehijie Juliet Momoh as managing director/chief executive officer of AfriGOPay Financial Services Limited (AFSL).

It also appointed Ugo Obasi as its chief operating officer (COO). AfriGOPay is a subsidiary of NIBSS.

The appointments, according to a statement from NIBSS, mark a significant step forward in the mission to transform the payment landscape and improve the financial experience for businesses and consumers throughout Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

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Momoh, according to NIBSS, brings over 30 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry to her pivotal role as MD/CEO. She began her career at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and has held strategic leadership positions at Diamond Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc), First City Monument Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and most recently, as senior vice president and country head, West Africa at Mastercard.

In her new role, Momoh will lead the development, operations, and acceptance of the AfriGOPay Card. This card scheme is designed to deliver a seamless, secure, and efficient payment system that meets the diverse needs of the populace. By facilitating faster transactions, reducing costs, and enhancing the overall user experience, the AfriGO Card Scheme aims to position Nigeria at the forefront of the digital payment revolution.

Obasi joins AfriGOPay Financial Services Limited as COO, bringing over 20 years of leadership experience in banking, information technology, and payments across West Africa, NIBSS said

Before joining AFSL, he had served as the director responsible for business development and bank partnerships at Ceviant Payments and held pivotal roles at Unity Bank Plc, Ingenico, and other card schemes. His career is distinguished as he has helped to implement transformative payment solutions throughout the region.

As COO, Mr. Obasi will drive operational excellence and innovation, overseeing the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance the efficiency, security, and user experience of the AfriGO Card.

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Commenting on the appointments, Premier Oiwoh, MD/CEO of NIBSS, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ebehijie as MD/CEO and Ugo as COO of AfriGOPay to lead our national domestic card scheme. Their proven leadership, innovative mindset, and extensive experience in the financial and payment industry are exactly what we need for this transformative initiative, which is proudly Nigerian. We are confident that under their leadership, we will reach new heights in delivering cutting-edge card and payment solutions to our citizens.”

Expressing excitement about the new role, Momoh said: “I am honored to join AfriGOPay at such a pivotal time. The launch of the national domestic card scheme underscores our commitment to innovation and excellence in the financial sector. I look forward to collaborating and working with our talented team to advance our vision and make a significant impact on the way payments are made across Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.”