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Engaging The Government Is Crucial To The Technology And Innovation Ecosystem – VFD Group’s Executive Director, Niyi Adenubi.

As many organizations pivot to the technology industry and emerging markets continue to evolve, engaging governments and policy leaders has become imperative for corporate bodies to improve economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Niyi Adenubi who leads the Governance, Government & Subsidiary Relations at VFD Group Plc, a sector agnostic, proprietary investment company, has encouraged top and budding players in the innovation ecosystem to engage the relevant stakeholders for the development of the sector.

Speaking at a panel session on “the role of regulation & ease of doing business in reviving employment” at the LSETF Employment Summit in Lagos, Niyi stressed that, “Tech enthusiasts need to be in the room where policy conversations are being had to create a macro-environment that empowers diverse communities.”

On building these inclusive communities, he added that, “VFD Group is a sector investor and is constantly on the lookout for spirited engagements that can further growth. We believe engagement is important and we are always ready to start these conversations. Fintech has been exciting for us and we see other relevant sectors growing. We are encouraged by the government of Lagos State and we will do more to drive the conversation.”

Adenubi’s session which was moderated by Managing Partner, TNP, Baba Alakolaro, had in attendance intelligent and resourceful individuals from the corporate world including Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ease of Doing Business, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole; CEO, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Olaoye Jaiyeola; Stears Head of Intelligence, Michael Famoroti and CEO, Happy Coffee, Princess Adeyinka Tekenah.

Adenubi is a financier and investor with more than 15 years of experience working in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Financial Advisory, Institutional and Corporate banking, Investment management and other consulting sectors. He has played exceptional advisory roles to numerous firms in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland and ATOS Consulting.

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Jim Iyke Entertains Lagos Society With Great Panache, Arrives In Bossbus Rolls Royce

Popular Actor and Movie Producer, Jim Iyke stunned Nollywood society, fans and friends in Lagos as he arrived in a luxurious Rolls Royce from revolutionary transport technology company, Bossbus. 

The White Rolls Royce Ghost, one of Bossbus’ collections of premium luxury vehicles was accompanied by a chauffeur who drove the movie star from his apartment on the Island to the premiere of his debut movie, Bad Comments in a convoy of lavish SUVs and power bikes. 

Celebrities, media and influencers at the premiere went berserk with excitement when Jim Iyke emerged from the Rolls Royce, clad in an all white suit. 

Addressing media on the red carpet, Bossbus Founder and CEO; Oluwatobi Johnson Fakayode explained how the platform allows users book affordable, comfortable and luxury rides hours, days, and even weeks before trips.

He said, “We go above and beyond to ensure we provide the best vehicles with high end features that make our customers feel comfortable and safe. Our platform allows users charter cars, SUVs, buses and boats operating in major Nigerian cities like Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Owerri, Warri and many more.”

Also at the premiere, Bossbus Chief Marketing Officer; John Oluwatobi highlighted, “We believe in the boundless opportunities the transport technology and entertainment industry have to offer. This is why Bossbus is a very user friendly platform that provides affordable rides with helicopters, private jets from Nigeria to any parts of the world.”

L-R: International plus-size model and Creative Consultant; Jennifer Enujiugha, Cyber Security Lead, Bossbus; Fopefoluwa Akinwumi, Founder and CEO, Bossbus; Oluwatobi Johnson Fakayode, Director, Bossbus; Diana Smart and Chief Marketing Officer, Bossbus; John Oluwatobi at the premiere of Jim Iyke’s debut movie, Bossbus recently in Lagos. 

Last week, Bossbus signed a contract with the movie producer to provide premium services to Sixth Sense as they propagate the message in the movie, Bad Comments. All Bad Comments premieres in major cities in Nigeria will be supported by the transport tech platform. 

Bossbus is a leading provider of transport technology solutions in Africa. The company provides secure, reliable and affordable experiences to users while simultaneously providing them with a convenient transportation system. Users can choose rides based on price, location, length of days and many more bespoke options on the platform via app.bossbusworld.com

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