Buhari Honours SecureID CEO for Contribution to Manufacturing, Fintech Sectors

October 21, 2022
SecureID CEO Kofo Akinkugbe

By Adedapo Adesanya

The founder and CEO of SecureID Group, Mrs Kofo Akinkugbe, has been honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari for her contribution to the manufacturing and financial technology (fintech) sectors.

She was among those bestowed with national honours in Abuja last week. She was conferred with Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) at 2022 Nigeria’s National Honours Awards Investiture.

Mrs Akinkugbe, a dynamic business administrator, innovative director, and technocrat, is a passionate and audacious pioneer who has revolutionised the narrative on manufacturing and gender perspectives in Africa.

She currently serves as a member of the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council and the Regulators’ Forum (a part of the Fintech Association of Nigeria). She also serves as an Exco Member of the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN).

It will be recalled that SecureID Limited, under the leadership of Mrs Akinkugbe, bagged the esteemed Global System of Mobile Applications (GSMA), drawing praise from several prominent personalities, including the Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo.

Mrs Akinkugbe was also awarded the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award for 2022 during the observance of the 19th National Production Day (NPD) on May 12, 2022, at the Banquet Hall, State House, Asokoro, Abuja.

SecureID Limited is a smartcard manufacturing & personalization company certified by Visa International, MasterCard Incorporated, Verve, GSMA, GH-LINK, GIMAC, Card Quality Management (CQM), and ISO 9001/2015 to manufacture and personalize credit and debit cards for all banks in Nigeria and clients in 21 countries across Africa.

The company also manufactures SIM cards for telecom companies, loyalty cards for retail and high-security documents for the public sector: driver’s licenses, national identity cards, international passports and more.

SecureID, via its divisions, SID Digital and Transport Payment Solutions (TPS), provides secure, innovative end-to-end digital payments, mobile NFC/tokenization, loyalty, digital identity and Automated Fare Collection for railway, road or water transportation systems.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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