The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Oluikpe as the new Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat. He succeeded Mr Joseph Attah, who has retired meritoriously from the services of the apex bank with effect from January 6, 2020.
The Financial Inclusion Secretariat coordinates the activities of stakeholders towards implementation, and to gather and analyze data to inform the public on the progress made. The Secretariat provides support and is the Secretary of the Financial Inclusion Steering Committee (FISC) and the Financial Inclusion Technical Committee (FITC)
In an email address to the stakeholders in the country’s financial inclusion industry, CBN noted: “This is to inform you that Mr Joseph Attah (Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat) has retired meritoriously from the services of the Central Bank of Nigeria with effect from January 6, 2020.
“Consequently, Dr. Paul Oluikpe has been named the new Head of the Financial Inclusion Secretariat. In this regards, all matters and communication relating to Financial Inclusion in Nigeria should be channeled to him.”
Paul Oluikpe is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a distinguished finalist at the British Council UK University Alumni Awards 2017, and the 2015 Emerald Citation for Excellence Awards Winner for his paper Developing a Corporate Knowledge Management Strategy.
He holds a Distinction in Strategy and Innovation from Oxford University and a PhD in Engineering from Loughborough University, United Kingdom with a focus on knowledge management in economic development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He also has qualifications from Kellogg’s Business School, North Western University, Chicago, Cambridge University, UK and the World Bank University. He has work experience from a unique blend of roles in public, private, not-for-profit, academic, consulting and international organizations which include the World Bank, the British Council, the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria, Water Aid, National Autistic Society UK, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.