The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), United Kingdom District, has awarded The Chairman of Cornfield Group of Companies, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo as the Distinguished Speaker at its 11th International Accountants’ Conference.

The Conference themed: Cross-border Integration for Economic Resilience was held recently in Hilton Hotels, United Kingdom.

Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, who was represented by his son, Tolulope Agbeyo, Managing Director of Botosoft Technologies, presented a discourse on “Digitization: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in Cross-Border Integration”.

In his speech, Babatope said Cross border integration in Africa, particularly through digitization, offers numerous opportunities to address developmental challenges, enhance economic growth and foster regional cohesion.

He mentioned that the opportunities therein are Mobile Money and Digital payments, and Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

Addressing the challenges of Cross Border Integration, Dr. Babatope said collective approach must be embraced to harness the full spectrum of possibilities digitization brings.

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He called upon african governments to align policies and regulatory frameworks, fostering an environment where digital initiatives can flourish.

Dr. Agbeyo urged private sector pioneers to innovate and invest in scaleable digital solutions that transcend borders.

He said International organisations must be invited to partner in this mission, providing support and resources needed to bridge the digital divide.

Dr. Babatope Michael Agbeyo is an entrepreneur and philantropist of international repute.

He is the Founder and Chairman of Cornfield Group of companies, a conglomerate of Media Concept International Limited, Botosoft Technologies Limited, Cornfield Transnational Limited and Cornfield Foods and Beverages.

In 2006, he received the A.C.I Award in Atlanta Georgia USA for human development and willingness to create a new path in technology. A lifetime achievement in human