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Regional Director, United Bank for Africa Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; Executive Director and Guest Lecturer, Mr. Liadi Ayoku; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University(LASU), Prof. Oyedamola Oke; and Registrar, LASU, Mr. Yinka Asuni during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

UBA’s Liadi calls for curriculum overhaul to Equip Graduates for Technology advancement

The Group Executive Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Liadi Ayoku, has called for the overhaul of the training curriculum in financial institutions across Africa to reflect current technological realities, which according to him will reflect the modern business expectations and ensure the relevance of graduates to the continent’s economic growth and aspiration.

Regional Director, United Bank for Africa Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; Executive Director and Guest Lecturer, Mr. Liadi Ayoku; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University(LASU), Prof. Oyedamola Oke; and Registrar, LASU, Mr. Yinka Asuni during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

Ayoku, said this while delivering a keynote address during the annual lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University (LASU) titled: “The Future of Finance – Technology at Play” on Wednesday. He explained that finance graduates and professionals must be aware that it was no longer business as usual following the fast-changing technological landscape.

He said, “I am not certain if the finance and accounting graduates of today are familiar with modern financial softwares packages, including global accounting and financial reporting standards.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, (LASU), Prof. Oyedamola Oke; Executive Director and Guest Lecturer, Mr. Liadi Ayoku; Dean, Faculty of Management Science, LASU, Prof. Babatunde Yusuf; and Executive Secretary, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Chairman of the Occasion, Dr Rotimi Oladele, during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

“Have they been imbibed with the ready-to-market soft skills like leadership, communication, commercial acumen, flexibility/openness to change and strategic vision? “If not, I will like to propose an overhaul of the curriculum to accommodate these,” he noted.

Ayoku further explained that with technology replacing basic financing, the finance professional that would excel in the future must be quick to retool and adapt to changes.

“Traditional knowledge of finance is getting stale in today’s business world and indeed there is dire need for retooling our skills if we must remain relevant n tomorrow’s financial world. Technology is fast replacing the basics of finance,” he surmised.

Regional Director, United Bank for Africa Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; Executive Director and Guest Lecturer, Mr. Liadi Ayoku; and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, (LASU), Prof. Oyedamola Oke, during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

According to Ayoku, financial reporting is increasingly being automated, just as data analytics is demystifying performance analysis. Tomorrow’s finance professionals must have capabilities for business intelligence and cognitive analysis. “We must apprise ourselves of the most recent technology and continue to retool our skills to remain relevant today and into the future,” Ayoku said.

The Chairman of the occasion, Dr Rotimi Oladele, the Executive Secretary, Institute of Entrepreneurship, commended Ayoku for delivering a profound paper worthy of equipping account graduates for a future driven by technology while also praising the Chairman of UBA, Mr Tony Elumelu for his contribution to entrepreneurship in Africa, describing him as a ‘global brand of the rarest value’.  He said LASU would benefit from its collaboration with the entrepreneur.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, (LASU), Prof. Oyedamola Oke; Executive Director and Guest Lecturer, Mr. Liadi Ayoku; Regional Director, United Bank for Africa Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; and Dean, Faculty of Management Science, Prof. Babatunde Yusuf, during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

“No doubt Tony Elumelu is not just a Nigerian of rare value to Nigeria but a Premium African of rarer value and of course a Global Brand of rarest value. Tony Elumelu today as an ultrapreneur is known all over for breeding entrepreneurs and start-ups in thousands and with millions of dollars ceaselessly in support for sustainability.

“We believe LASU partnering with Elumelu could be the best testimonial of a befitting support to the most multi-cultural and multi-tribal university in Nigeria. The profile of LASU Staff and studentship speak for this fact,” he said.

Coordinator, Banking and Finance Department, Lagos State University(LASU), Dr. Mrs Oluitan; Deputy Vice Chancellor, LASU, Prof. Oyedamola Oke, Regional Director, United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; and Dean, Faculty of Management Science, Professor Tunde Yusuf, during the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) delivered by Mr Liadi titled: The Future of Finance; Technology at Play, held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

The LASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Lanre Fagbohun, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Oyedamola Oke, thanked UBA for its support and sponsorship noting that a bank that believes in the support of education is indeed a special institution.

Coordinator, Banking and Finance Department, Lagos State University(LASU), Dr. Mrs Oluitan; Registrar, LASU, Mr Yinka Asuni; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyedamola Oke; Regional Director, UBA Plc, Ms Emem Usoro; Librarian, LASU, Mrs Aderonke Bello; Dean, Faculty of Management Science, LASU, Professor Tunde Yusuf; and Member Planning Committee, Faculty of Management Annual Lecture, Dr JK Obaro at the 2019 Annual Guest Lecture of the Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) held yesterday held at the University campus in Ojo on Wednesday

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