Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, Interswitch, has been named the Most Outstanding Brand Leader (Fintech category) at the 2021 edition of the prestigious Brandcom awards.
The high-profile award was given in recognition of Interswitch’s game-changing contributions to the financial technology industry in Nigeria and the African continent at large.
The Group Head, Brands and Communications, Interswitch Group, Tomi Ogunlesi, also beat other nominees in the same category to snag the Outstanding Corporate Communications Professional of the Year (Fintech) award.
This award acknowledges Ogunlesi’s laudable contributions to the practice of corporate communications and brand management, and the promotion of social change through various Interswitch CSR initiatives.
Speaking on the recognition, the Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Interswitch Group, Cherry Eromosele, expressed appreciation to Brandcom for recognising the strength of the Interswitch brand, and the company’s focus on providing innovative payment solutions that make settlements seamless for its customers.
Eromosele said: “On behalf of the Interswitch group, I would like to thank the organisers of the Brandcom award for this honour. It is gratifying to see that our commitment to remaining a pacesetter in the payment industry has not gone unnoticed.
“I also thank the Interswitch team for their hard work and unrelenting commitment to the brand. This award is a reminder for us not to relent in our work, or waver in our resolve to deliver excellent services across our operating areas.”
Interswitch and members of its executive team have been recipients of many notable awards this year in celebration of their enormous contributions to the development of the financial technology industry.
In October, Eromosele was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Marketing Professional of the Year award (Financial Technology category) at the Women in Marketing and Communications Awards, organised by Brandcom.
The award underscores her efforts towards the advancement of the marketing communications industry in Nigeria, entrenching her as an authority in the space.
The Group Chief Information Officer, Babafemi Ogunbamila, was also recently awarded “Chief Information Officer of The Year” award (Financial Technology category) at the 2021 edition of the CIO Awards, an award he has received for the second consecutive year.
These awards highlight Interswitch’s ability to attract and retain some of the best brains in the industry as it continues to push the boundaries of innovation to deliver payment solutions that enable commerce across Africa.
Brandcom Awards, now in its third season, gives recognition to brands, individuals and agencies creating impact in the marketing and communications field.
AMCON Takes Over IBEDC Over Debts
The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Ltd over its failure to pay debts.
In a memo to the IBEDC members of staff, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Engr John Ayodele disclosed the new development.
Ayodele, said in Thursday in the memo, that the company fell under receivership by a September 8, 2021 Federal High Court judgment.
The judgment, he said, granted preservative orders in favour of AMCON.
He explained the government corporation had appointed a lawyer to serve in the receivership action.
He revealed that the receiver arrived on Thursday January 20 to take charge formally, hinting that he already held a meeting with the management staff.
Ayodele, however, allayed fears over the development and assured staff of job security.
The memo read, “Further, to the judgement wherein the Federal High Court on the 8th of September 2021 granted preservative orders in favour of Asset Management Corporation-
“AMCON, (being the Receiver/Manager of Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Limited); the court has appointed Mr Kunle Oqunba Esq.SAN to act as Receiver/ Manager Nominee in the receivership action.
“Based on the foregoing the Receiver/Manager came in today 20th January 2022 to the IBEDC Headquarters to take charge formally and subsequently met with the Management team. Therefore, I hereby wish to inform all staff that there is no cause for alarm.
“We are assured of job security which entails our position/ duties in the company, being entitlements to our salaries and other benefits etc.
“On behalf of the Management I urge us all to kindly go about the efficient discharge of our duties to ensure a speedy and mutually beneficial resolution.
“I wish us all the best, while | appeal that we continue to remember IBEDC in our prayers.”
IBEDC distributes electricity to consumers in Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Ondo as well as some parts of Ekiti and Kwara states.
Official/Black Market: Pounds to Naira Exchange Rate for Today January 18, 2022
This is the news about Pounds to Naira rate at the official and black market exchange rate Today January 18, 2022.
How Much Is Pounds To Naira Exchange Rate Today Official Rate?
The official rate today, Tuesday January 18th, 2022, for £1 pound to naira = ₦566.3728/£1.
According to the data from the CBN, exchange rate between the naira and the British pounds opened at ₦566.3728/£1 on Tuesday 18th, after it closed at ₦568.613 to a £1 on Monday, 17th January 2022.
Naija News reports that a pound is bought at the official market at N565.6896 and sold for N567.056.
How much is exchange rate of Pounds to Naira in Black Market today?
The exchange rate for a pound to naira at Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market) players buy a dollar for ₦730 and sell for ₦740 on Tuesday, January 18th 2022, according to sources at Bureau De Change (BDC).
Windscribe trolls Buhari, Others following FG’s lifting of Twitter ban
A Virtual Private Network, (VPN) provider, Windscribe has trolled Nigerians following the lifting of Twitter suspension by the Nigerian government.
Recall that on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, FG ordered that the ban be lifted after Twitter met its conditions for resumption of operations in the country.
Taking to Twitter to react on Thursday, Windscribe used memes to mock Nigerians about how the are deleting its VPN app from their phones only to end up downloading it again in the event that President Buhari is angered by another tweet and orders the platform be shutdown in Nigeria.
Windscribe shared the memes with the caption;
”People in Nigeria be like… #TwitterBanWindscribe via Twitter
… until the president doesn’t like something else on Twitter. Then…”Windscribe via Twitter
See the post below:
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