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Jay Alabraba of Paga is the new chairman Licensed Mobile Payment Operators



Jay Alabraba
  • New executives inaugurated 

The Association of Licensed Mobile Payment Operators (ALMPO) has unveiled and inaugurated its new Executive Committee members with Jay Alabraba now the new chairman.

The online event happened on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and was well attended by members of the Association.

In his handover speech, the outgoing chairman, Chinedu Onuoha, appreciated members of the Association for the solid support given to the outgoing EXCO of the Association.

He enumerated the achievements of the outgoing EXCO under his leadership to include: repositioning the Association for effective operations, Stronger synergies with regulators on issues affecting mobile payments and financial inclusion in Nigeria, improved the Association visibility in the regulatory and industry front, and many more. He advised the incoming EXCO to complement and expand the scope of the numerous achievements recorded thus far.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Outgoing Vice-Chairman of ALMPO Kelechi Uloh, congratulated the new EXCO members for the willing interest to serve the Association.

He equally sang the praises of the outgoing EXCO members for their service and commitment to the growth of the Association.

The peak of the event was the swearing in and handing over of leadership mantle to the new EXCO members by the outgoing Chairman in the presence of members who joined the online meeting.

The list of the new EXCO members include Jay Alabraba of Pagatech as Chairman, Clemom Aigbogun of Teasy Mobile International as Vice Chairman, Emmanuel Oni of VTNetwork as Social and Welfare Officer; and Chidi Dire of Parkway Project as Regulatory and Compliance Officer.

The new Chairman of the Association, Jay Alabraba, gave his acceptance speech by appreciating members of the Association, including the past and current outgoing EXCOs. He spoke on behalf of other newly sworn in EXCO and humbly accept the mandate that has been trusted in them and expressed their commitment to deliver on the vision that has been set by the new executives for the Association.

“I will not go into detailed specifics on what we aim to accomplish in the coming months and years. There is a time for such detailed discussions. Suffice to say that we have a lot of work ahead of us and it will require all hands on deck. The payments and financial services industry is changing at a fast pace and ALMPO must be among the forces driving that change.

Jay Alabraba

From left to right: The new chairman, Jay Alabraba; immediate past chairman, Chinedu Onuoha and member of the exco during ALMPO conference (2019)

“We will do all that is needed to make sure that ALMPO is visible and has a voice in the important affairs of the industry. We hope that the member organizations will continue to be active and lend their voices to the affairs of ALMPO. We need broader and more consistent members’ participation in order to succeed. We will take steps to continue the tradition of close working relationship with CBN, NIBSS and other regulatory bodies, as well as the private sector to continue to move the payments industry forward”, he added.

The inauguration was widely attended by members of the Association who in their enthusiasm welcomed and congratulated the new EXCO, and hope for positive impacts from the new leadership of the Association.