President Muhammadu Buhari has recognized Mrs. Kofo Akinkugbe, the founder and CEO of SecureID Group, for her contributions to the manufacturing and financial technology (fintech) industries.
She was one of those honored with national honors last week in Abuja. In 2022, she received the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) award during the investiture of Nigeria’s National Honours Awards.
Mrs. Akinkugbe is a dynamic business administrator, forward-thinking director, and technocrat who has revolutionized the narrative on manufacturing and gender perspectives in Africa. She is a passionate and audacious pioneer.
She is presently a representative of both the Regulators’ Forum and the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (a part of the Fintech Association of Nigeria). She also serves on the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria’s Exco as a member (MAN).
It will be noted that SecureID Limited, directed by Mrs. Akinkugbe, won the prestigious Global System of Mobile Applications (GSMA), earning acclaim from various eminent figures, including Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President.
During the celebration of the 19th National Production Day (NPD) on May 12, 2022, at the Banquet Hall of State House, Asokoro, Abuja, Mrs. Akinkugbe was also given the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award for 2022.
With certifications from Visa International, MasterCard Incorporated, Verve, GSMA, GH-LINK, GIMAC, Card Quality Management (CQM), and ISO 9001/2015, SecureID Limited is authorized to manufacture and customize credit and debit cards for all Nigerian banks as well as customers in 21 other African nations.
Additionally, the business produces SIM cards for telecommunications firms, retail loyalty cards, and high-security documents for the public sector, including passports, national identity cards, and more.
SecureID offers safe, cutting-edge end-to-end digital payments, mobile NFC/tokenization, loyalty, digital identity, and automated fare collection for rail, road, and water transportation systems through its divisions, SID Digital and Transport Payment Solutions (TPS).