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Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by PVision2020(m): 6:23am On Jun 08, 2019
Nigerian innovator and technology market leader, Kofo Akinkugbe, is the first woman whose ATM company is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to be Verve, Visa and MasterCard certified.

Her company, SecureID, is a world-class manufacturing facility with the only smart card production plant in West Africa, and one of only six on the continent.
The company serves 21 countries in Africa, including her home country, Nigeria.

SecureID, which produces 200 million cards, has been recognized as setting the standard for innovation and creativity in the SmartCard sector in sub-Saharan Africa, helping save a country such as Nigeria, billions in imports for SIM and ATM cards from China.

As part of her contributions as well, Kofo is recognized globally as a leading African woman entrepreneur, who has founded a world-class manufacturing company competing successfully in a global market.

The company, built in 2015, was inaugurated in December 2016, as west Africa’s first smart-card plant.
Kofo, one of Africa’s thought leaders in the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation in the technology sector, has once also won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Mature Business Award.

Kofo’s Startup Story

Kofo served in the Nigerian Youth Service Corps after which she started her career in the banking industry, working with International Merchant Bank Plc and Chartered Bank Limited. She stayed on in the financial sector for over 12 years until 1997 when she left to start Interface Technologies, a security management and biometrics technologies company.

With a mathematics major and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, she successfully ran Interface Technologies Ltd. (ITL) for nine years, before establishing SecureID Nigeria Ltd., an offshoot from a small department in Interface Technologies and the first VISA certified plant in sub-Saharan Africa.

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/african-countries-will-no-longer-spend-billions-to-import-sim-atm-cards-thanks-to-this-nigerian-innovator

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by usecondom(m): 6:38am On Jun 08, 2019
That's a great woman there, the real super slay mama.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Unlimitk(m): 7:24am On Jun 08, 2019
Yoruba women are just leading in technology
Nice one

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by helinues: 7:38am On Jun 08, 2019
Wow.. Nice one

Original slay Mama

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by ekoboy: 7:39am On Jun 08, 2019
Unlimitk:
Yoruba women are just leading in technology
Nice one
You just had to bring ethnicity into this. SMH

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by kaen1317: 7:39am On Jun 08, 2019
The first thing people are checking is if she belongs to their tribe and not the story. We have all become tribalistic, at least most of us.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by honest1480(m): 7:41am On Jun 08, 2019
Many good and intelligent Nigerians all over the world

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by harjayi(m): 7:41am On Jun 08, 2019
Nigerian are proud of you ma, all this tribal bigot will run to the trend now. Igbo and afojas una dey mad rogether. Mtcheeew

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by farem: 7:41am On Jun 08, 2019
Corporately slaying

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by kaen1317: 7:42am On Jun 08, 2019
Am a Igbo but I love my Afonja brothers. They excell in whatever they put their minds to. Let's preach love and not hate. Yoruba Amaka

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by vicfajeze(m): 7:42am On Jun 08, 2019
SHE GET BIG TEETH?

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Livefreeordieha(m): 7:42am On Jun 08, 2019
PVision2020:
Nigerian innovator and technology market leader, Kofo Akinkugbe, is the first woman whose ATM company is the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to be Verve, Visa and MasterCard certified.
Her company, SecureID, is a world-class manufacturing facility with the only smart card production plant in West Africa, and one of only six on the continent.
The company serves 21 countries in Africa, including her home country, Nigeria.
SecureID, which produces 200 million cards, has been recognized as setting the standard for innovation and creativity in the SmartCard sector in sub-Saharan Africa, helping save a country such as Nigeria, billions in imports for SIM and ATM cards from China.

As part of her contributions as well, Kofo is recognized globally as a leading African woman entrepreneur, who has founded a world-class manufacturing company competing successfully in a global market.
The company, built in 2015, was inaugurated in December 2016, as west Africa’s first smart-card plant.
Kofo, one of Africa’s thought leaders in the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation in the technology sector, has once also won the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Mature Business Award.

Kofo’s Startup Story
Kofo served in the Nigerian Youth Service Corps after which she started her career in the banking industry, working with International Merchant Bank Plc and Chartered Bank Limited. She stayed on in the financial sector for over 12 years until 1997 when she left to start Interface Technologies, a security management and biometrics technologies company.
With a mathematics major and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, she successfully ran Interface Technologies Ltd. (ITL) for nine years, before establishing SecureID Nigeria Ltd., an offshoot from a small department in Interface Technologies and the first VISA certified plant in sub-Saharan Africa.

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/african-countries-will-no-longer-spend-billions-to-import-sim-atm-cards-thanks-to-this-nigerian-innovator
sometimes I just know immediately what to expect on nairaland if a particular name is mentioned and linked to a tribe.. Only the North receives less the rest tribes / regions are fueling and brewing hate... Sadly they go out and be humble..

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Sellfish(m): 7:42am On Jun 08, 2019
She looks like a sensible version of Tiwa Savage wink

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Dhortunn(m): 7:42am On Jun 08, 2019
Bravo!
Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Unlimitk(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
ekoboy:

You just had to bring ethnicity into this. SMH
Yes I will

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Ategberoson(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
Yoruba silent achiever



no need of chanting Amaka. Yoruba lead, everyone follow


move with people wey sabi road, no be by noise or chest beating

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by donogaga(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
Impressive.

This is the kind of inspiring and motivating news I want to see on nairaland on daily basis.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by oluwasegun007(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
Does that mean we'll get sim as low as N50.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Ategberoson(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
Yoruba silent achiever



no need of chanting Amaka. Yoruba lead, everyone follow


move with people wey sabi road, no be by noise or chest beating

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by PennywysCares(m): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
this is what i called strong woman

long live ur company
more grease to ur elbow





indeed there are great women

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by IkpuMmadu: 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
This is wrong Information! But congratulations to an Amazon it she isn't the first please


As of 2015 we had cardcentre


CardCentre Nigeria Limited CCNL), a subsidiary of Chams Plc and leading producer of cards in Nigeria, has invested in the construction of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card manufacturing plant as part of the Chams Group’s contribution to the development of local content in the telecoms sector.


Also we had another one
..which one be the first in this and that ....nawa for people shaa

But before you guys lie about that company...that company isn't the first to be SIM card producer it even ATM please ..

.we had Cardstel solutions is a world class commercial printing and card manufacturing outfit, for paper, plastic and smart cards. They have been producing before these ones started lately

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Rosarie(f): 7:43am On Jun 08, 2019
Truth be told.alot of girls have grace and potentials but they have fear and lack of belief In them selves so they feel the quickest way is to sell their bodies or marry rich men.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by ADMAF(m): 7:44am On Jun 08, 2019
vicfajeze:
SHE GET BIG TEETH?
How's that even related to her achievement?

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by TANID(m): 7:44am On Jun 08, 2019
Wow! We're Getting There Gradually


But This Women Not Really Look Like Nigerian Or Yoruba Amaka grin


She Really Look Like Kenya People By Face

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Elemosho478: 7:44am On Jun 08, 2019
ekoboy:

You just had to bring ethnicity into this. SMH

She is Yoruba and she is Leading

That's the truth and not ethnicity

It is base on how you interpret it

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by lekbel09(m): 7:45am On Jun 08, 2019
Nairaland has turned me into a tribalistic person, each time I see a news on front page , the first Na to check if it's Yoruba or Igbo. Seun should stop this madness abeg

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by lollmaolol(m): 7:45am On Jun 08, 2019
impressive feat
Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by donogaga(m): 7:46am On Jun 08, 2019
Ategberoson:
Yoruba silent achiever



no need of chanting Amaka. Yoruba lead, everyone follow


move with people wey sabi road, no by noise

Why the ethnic colouration?

Does it really matter?

The earlier you guys desist from this weird reasoning, the better for everyone here present.

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by Nobody: 7:46am On Jun 08, 2019
nice one

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Re: Kofo Akinkugbe Becomes The First Smatcard/Sim Producer In West Africa. by donogaga(m): 7:46am On Jun 08, 2019
lollmaolol:
impressive feet


Rightly so.

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