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Kofo Akinkugbe, SecureID Founder Conferred with OON Award

ByYinka Okeowo

Oct 24, 2022
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Kofo Akinkugbe (Mrs), the Founder and CEO of SecureID Group,  was on Tuesday 11th October 2022, conferred with Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), at 2022 Nigeria’s National Honours Awards Investiture, by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Kofo Akinkugbe was conferred with the OON awards in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the Nigerian Manufacturing and Digital Payment Industry.


She is a dynamic business administrator, innovative director and technocrat; she’s a passionate and audacious pioneer who has revolutionized the narrative on manufacturing and gender perspectives in Africa.

She was honored among 436 other recipients who were conferred with different national awards ranging from Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) amongst other national awards categories.

Mrs. Akinkugbe currently serves as a member of both 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 Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.


Mrs. Kofo 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 the 12th of May 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. SecureID 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

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