Formal Inclusion of Poor and Vulnerable Nigerians – Who Should Care?
November 8, 2022
Bola / Inclusion for all / Trade & the economy
On episode 3 of Inclusion for all radio – Chinasa Collins-Ogbuo, podcast host and the Head, Inclusion for all Initiative; is joined by Adédèjì Ọlọ́wẹ̀ to discuss “Who should care about including the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians in the formal sector”?
Adédèjì Ọlọ́wẹ̀ is the founder of Lendsqr, the lending infrastructure fintech powering African lenders to lend at scale. He has almost two decades of experience in banking and alongside other industry veterans, founded Open Banking Nigeria, the nonprofit driving the development and adoption of a common API standard for the Nigerian financial industry.
Nigeria cannot attain its full potential developmentally, if a significant proportion of its population remain in the informal sector. It is therefore to everyone’s long term advantage to ensure that the poor and marginalised communities are not left out of any process that enables their inclusion into the formal sector. In a nutshell – we all should care and play our roles in ensuring the poor do not remain excluded.