Temitope Akin-Fadeyi

Temitope Akin-Fadeyi is the Head of Financial Inclusion Secretariat at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She also serves as the Secretary to the National Financial Inclusion Governing Committees and Coordinator; Financial Inclusion Working Groups focused on Products, Channels, Literacy and Special Interventions for priority segments (Women, Youth and People living with disabilities). Prior to joining the CBN, Temitope was a Management board member and Head of Banking Services of FINCA International (Uganda subsidiary). She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in French and is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Education on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance and a Fellow of the Fletcher Leadership Program for financial Inclusion.

By Temitope Akin-Fadeyi


Enhancing Financial Inclusion for Women in Nigeria

Even though Nigeria has a higher level of financial inclusion than Sub-Saharan Africa across three of five indicators, the gender gap in Nigeria is higher. What can be done to lower the barriers to female financial inclusion?