DAI Nigeria, in partnership with DAI’s financial advisory arm, DAI Magister, are hosting a roundtable in early April 2022 focused on the direction of regulation affecting the burgeoning fintech sector in Nigeria, and enable the CBN and NIBSS to engage with a broader group of fintechs to promote cooperation to help the sector develop successfully.
DAI Nigeria has since the 1970’s worked on dozens of key projects promoting economic development in key sectors of the economy. Its sister company DAI Magister offers global organizations a full suite of financial advisory services to help them successfully execute complex and challenging transactions. Most recently, DAI Magister served as co-advisor to Baxi through its recent purchase by MFS Africa, and is actively working with several other Nigerian fintechs on larger fundraises.
The main aim of this event is ‘knowledge-sharing’, creating a platform for senior constituents of the fintech ecosystem in Nigeria to understand, discuss and debate on the future direction of financial regulations and the potential impact of these policies on the fintech ecosystem. In addition, it will also allow networking, improving perceptions and awareness amongst industry peers.
Through this event, we hope to:


  • Facilitate interaction between regulator and the fintech community
  • Encourage deeper relations and further engagement with the CBN and NIBBS
  • Share, exchange, and debate future financial regulations and policies in Nigeria and within a broader international context


The objective is to discuss recent and current policy initiatives and objectives guiding fintech regulation and the direction of evolution of future policy. In addition, the role the fintech ecosystem can play in helping evolve regulations, how regulators aim to both encourage fintech development while balancing interests of consumers and businesses, how regulators think about evolving regulation in other African markets and internationally, what best practices regulators look to, and how regulators can work more effectively with fintechs in different segments of the financial market.



  • Current policy initiatives and objectives and the direction of future policy
  • The impact of the fintech ecosystem on regulations and vice versa
  • Evolving regulation in other African markets and the best practices that should be employed
  • Current and future engagement between regulators and fintechs and the importance of this
See speakers and panellists below:

MODERATOR: Victor Basta - CEO/Co-Head - DAI Magister

Victor has advised on over 130 transactions across 30 years, and helped found and build three successful corporate finance firms in the process. His orientation has always been towards sell-side financings and M&A, where experience and creativity can yield real additional value to investors and founders of later stage growth companies.

At DAI Magister, Victor personally leads the firm’s African advisory effort, and has handled the sale of Baxi to MFS Africa and fundraisings for Twiga Foods, M-KOPA, and CloudFactory amongst others. He has clear views on a range of issues affecting the tech industry today, and has shared them regularly on CNN, the FT and the Economist amongst others.

Prior to founding DAI Magister, Victor was founder and managing partner of Arma Partners LLP; global co-head of Broadview prior to its sale to Jefferies, and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD teaching preparation for exits and large funding rounds. He received an MBA from the Columbia Business School, and a combined Masters and BA in International Affairs from Columbia University.

GUEST SPEAKER - Mrs Aishah Ahmad - Deputy Governor - CBN

Aishah Ahmad has been actively involved in banking at the top level for the most part of the last 20 years, either as a banking executive or investment adviser on retail banking, wealth management, consulting and financial advisory.

Mrs. Ahmad, an indigene of Niger State, was, prior to her appointment, the Executive Director (Retail Banking) at Diamond Bank Plc.

She is the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ,a Nigerian non-profit organization, established in 2001, focused on addressing issues affecting the interest of women professionals in business, with particular attention on promoting leadership development and building capacities to engender growth.


Originally trained as a barrister in Nigeria, Joe Abah gained extensive experience in the governance sector, working on public sector reform programs for the U.K. Prime Minister’s Office. He has spent more than 10 years managing governance programs in Nigeria for the U.K. Department for International Development, including on the DAI-led State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability project.

From 2013 to 2017, Joe took a post with the Government of Nigeria as Head of the Bureau for Public Sector Reform. He has now returned to DAI to serve as Country Director for Nigeria, where he provides technical and strategic inputs to DAI’s existing portfolio of projects, in addition to supporting business development initiatives.

  • Ph.D., Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • M.A., business law, London Guildhall University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Calabar, Nigeria

PANELLIST: Mr Premier Oiwoh - MD/CEO - NIBBS

Premier Oiwoh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS). Prior to his appointment as the boss of NIBSS, he had served as the Executive Director (Operations & Technology) with oversight function on the IT and Operations Directorate at Keystone Bank.

He has vast experience in Process Automation, Centralization, Payment System Implementation, Security and Information Technology. His expertise cuts across business process assurance and re-engineering, e-banking business, business process automation, information security management, digital solutions (retail and corporate), project management, cost optimization and business development.

Premier has pioneered several initiatives and implementation and these include working with the CBN, CHBOS and other groups to ensure the implementations of Biometric Verification Number (BVN), PCI-DSS, ISO27001 and ISO23001, etc. He has actively partnered with industry initiatives like the implementation of the chip and pin debit cards, industry fraud desks, NUBAN etc. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Mrs Ayodele Adeyemi-Faboya - Partner - Banwo & Ighodalo

Ayodele Adeyemi-Faboya is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading Nigerian Law firm that provides first-classs legal advice in most aspects of Nigerian corporate and commercial law.

She joined the firm in 2011 and has been an integral member of the firm’s Corporate, Securities & Finance (CSF) Practice.

 Ayodele has extensive experience covering Corporate Commercial law, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance and Development, and Funds; and routinely provides transactional and general legal advisory services in these areas. She has been involved in many of the firm’s complex, multimillion dollar and multijurisdictional transactions; and her clients span a wide range of sectors and industries.

 Ayodele graduated with a First Class Honours from the University of Ibadan in 2007 (LLB) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. She later proceeded to the prestigious University of Cambridge, UK, where she completed her postgraduate studies with honours in 2010 (LLM) and served as vice president of the Cambridge University Nigeria Society. From July to October 2010, she was a Mini Pupil at the Inner Temple Pegasus Trust, London, UK, where she gained experience working with some of the UK’s top commercial litigation firms.




DATE: 11th April 2022

TIME: 9:30am – 12:00pm




Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I

1a Ozumba Mbadiwe Road,

Lagos, 101241,


A moderated, theatre style event consisting of one 30min panel session followed by a 45min open Q&A, ending with a networking lunch.



9:30am: Registration

9:45am: Welcome & intro to panellists and moderator

10:00am: Deputy Governor speech

10:20am: Panel discussion

11:00am: Open discussion – Q&A

11:45am: Closing remarks

12:00pm: Networking lunch



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