Firms restate commitment to Nigerian market, unveil core banking IT solutions
SofGen, a financial services industry Information Technology consulting firm, has restated its commitment towards providing cutting-edge technology solutions that benefits businesses and players in the banking industry in Nigeria.
To achieve this objective, SofGen has partnered with Hafol Resources Limited, an indigenous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and managed service Solutions Company, as its local partner.
Hafol is one of the subsidiaries of TopTech Group, a one-stop shop for all ICT requirements for businesses and other organisations in Nigeria and beyond.
Announcing the partnership during a customer forum engagement organised in Lagos by Hafol, Vice President, East and West Africa, SofGen, Adam Uyaga, said “We are engaged with Hafol to benefit the Nigerian market with our core banking solutions in order to further deepen seamless banking transactions in the country.”
He noted that with estimated 70 per cent of Africa population still unbanked, “much still need to be done in order to guarantee deeper financial inclusion in the African continent. This is the gap we have identified and which we want to fill with our core banking solution by partnering credible organisation such as Hafol Resources.”
“We are going to establish a stronger partnership with Hafol Resources. We provide core banking assistance to over 200 customers globally, including central banks and commercial banks and we are ser to do the same thing in a deeper way in Nigeria,” Uyaga said.
Speaking on the partnership with SofGen, the Managing Director, Hafol Resources, Bode Oyesina,who express delight over the deal, explained that his company has always been at fore front of partnersing with innovative Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other global ICT solutions providers with a view to adding value to the Nigerian market.
“This is yet another partnership we are committed to and working a global company such as SofGen will give us the opportunity to deploy innovative solutions to our various customers within the financial services sector and beyond. We are very delighted about it,” he said.
According to him, “As a company, we are involved in managed services in its various categories. We have implemented various IT projects of different budgets and at different levels for organisations; we are also involved in providing technical training, supply of hardware and IT security, among others and we will continue to work with various partners to see how we can deliver more values for businesses.”
Meanwhile, Oyesina, said Hafol has transformed into a more vibrant and innovative company, by working with various partners and OEMs towards developing solutions that meet the demands of end users.
At the customer forum, new technological innovations that offer cost-effectiveness in the areas of reduced capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) for businesses and organisations in Nigeria were on showcase.
Apart from SofGen core banking solution, whose great CAPEX and OPEX potentials were demonstrated at the forum, other Hafol partners/OEMs presented the latest innovations in ICT products cutting across ConvergeIT solutions by Siemon; high-security locking solutions by Abloy; Telergon’s lighting solutions as well as innovative solutions from other OEMs such as Westcon Comsteor.
Other partners, who made presentation at the forum, restated their commitment towards working with Hafol to ensuring that end-users get Capex and Opex savings.
Managing Director, Hafol Resources, Bode Oyesina, explained that the company has transformed into a more vibrant and innovative company, by working with partners and OEMs towards developing solutions that meet the demands of end users.
“The reason behind this forum is to see how we can m get more from investment that clients have made over the years in ICT infrastructure in various organisation.
“As a company, we are involved in managed services in its various categories. We have implemented various IT projects of different budgets and at different levels for organisations; we are also involved in providing technical training, supply of hardware and IT security, among others and we will continue to work with various partners to see how we can deliver more values for businesses,” he said.