Interswitch has said it sponsoring this year’s Lagos Transport Fest, scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking on the essense of sponsoring the event, integrated payments and digital commerce company said it is part of its commitment to improving lives using technology to shape Nigeria’s Transport Sector amongst others.
“The Lagos Transport Fest is a great platform and opportunity for Interswitch to showcase its existing technology infrastructure and seamless payment solutions alongside other valuable offerings which will help drive economic growth, especially in the transport sector,” said Chinyere Don-Okhuofu, Managing Director, Industry Ecosystems (Indeco) at Interswitch Group.
She noted that transportation remains an important and viable sector in a country like Nigeria that boasts of a swelling population and is instrumental to the overall advancement of the nation’s economy. In the context of daily commuting, technology plays an evident role in the sector, in ensuring that commuters have seamless experiences while moving across and within cities.
The Lagos Transport Fest, now in its third edition, is an annual event that attracts stakeholders in the transport sector to spark important conversations around the transportation system, policies, innovation and the needed infrastructure for sustenance and growth in the key sector.
Interswitch recognizes the crucial role transportation plays in the facilitation of trade activities, especially in Nigeria, and this recognition formed the Group’s decision to partake in this year’s event as one of its sponsors, driving the need to infuse technological solutions to issues facing the sector.
The transport fest has in the past hosted over 2,500 guests, with more than 40 speakers and over 200 firms discussing solutions to challenges experienced within the transport industry.