Olaniyi Yusuf To Speak on NASFAT, Islamic Finance and Nigeria's Economic Development


Thursday, April 22, 2021 / 1:00 PM / by WebTV/ Header Image Credit: Ecographic 


WebTV's Islamic Finance Weekly will be featuring a robust conversation on NASFAT, Islamic Finance and Nigeria's Economic Development


Guest: Mr. Olaniyi Yusuf


Date: Friday, April 23, 2021


Time: 1:00PM (WAT)


Platform: Virtual Zoom Video Call


Highlights: To be deployed on WebTVng Platform, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn


Host: Bukola Akinyele- Yisau


Key Discussion Points

1.      NASFAT And Its Role in Driving National Development in Nigeria


2.     How NASFAT Intends to Encourage Increased Adoption of Products Like Sukuk & Halal In The Retail Market


3.     How does NASFAT Intend to Promote MSMEs through Non- Interest Finance for Its Members and Non-Members?


4.     NASFAT and The Plans of Establishing an Islamic Microfinance Bank, to Expand The Opportunities for Shariah-Based Small Businesses in Nigeria.


5.     Perspective Of NASFAT On Supporting  Low to Medium-Cost Housing Schemes


6.      How has NASFAT  Helped In Addressing Access to Funding for Islamic Women


7.     Contributions of NASFAT In The Areas of Social Development & Corporate Social Responsibility.


8.     Focus On the 2021 Holy Month of Ramadan


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Guest Profile

Olaniyi Yusuf is the President of Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) a Nigerian Muslim prayer group with focus on youth, women and the elites. The group has over one million members and 360 locations in Nigeria. The group organizes prayer fairs where the recitation of prayers can be done by all without the agency of a clergy.

Olaniyi was the pioneer Chairman of NAZAS - the NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat. 


He is a Facilitator at FATE Foundation and a member of FATE Foundation's Governance Committee after being a member of the MSME Policy and Advocacy Committee, a Facilitator of Employability Training for the Empowerment Committee of NASFAT Society, and Chairman of Junior Achievement of Nigeria.


Also, Olaniyi assumed the role of Managing Partner of Verraki Partners on April 1, 2019 and he is also the Lead for the Social Sector practice. Prior to this new role, he was the Country Managing Director of Accenture Nigeria from 2010 to 2019.


Verraki is a proudly African company partnering with enterprises and governments to accelerate the development and transformation of Africa by providing business solutions designed for Africa. We build and implement technology solutions for seemingly intractable challenges, provide advisory services to drive the capacity and motivation for change, and curate innovative ventures to unlock new sources of growth across our continent.


He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Combined Honours) in Computer Science and Economics in 1990, and also has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales.  He has technical certifications in Project Management, COBIT, IT Governance, Business Continuity, Solution Planning, Solution Delivery and IT Service Management.


Niyi is a skilled transformation change manager with over 29years experience advising C-level executives in government and private organizations as they navigate strategic change and new IT initiatives. He has been involved in the creation of key infrastructure of the Nigerian banking industry including the establishment of Interswitch - the leading payments processor and transaction switching platform, independent ATM deployer, the CRC credit bureau, Unique Tax ID Number and ongoing Banking Industry IT Shared Services including the Cash-less Lagos initiative, network consolidation and Tier 3 Data Centre outsourcing.


A public speaker and thinker, he has presented at multiple conferences and industry seminars across industries focused on Technology Enablement for Business, IT Governance, Strategic IT Effectiveness, Organisation Effectiveness, Innovation and Leadership. He specializes in Programme/Project Management, Systems Integration, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Architecture, Corporate Transformation, Leadership Development, Process Reengineering, Design Thinking and Change Management.


Niyi is a Member of the Governing Council of Corona Schools Trust Council, Chairman of the Board of Corona Secondary School, and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Fountain University Osogbo. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, 


He is an Expert in Residence and facilitator at the Lagos Business School, amongst other Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship oriented Not-For-Profit where he performs his community service and lives his passion of helping others to be more successful.


Niyi is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


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