Group Managing Director (GMD), SystemSpecs Holdings, John Obaro, has been honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Special Award’. He bagged the award at the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards for his decades of outstanding stewardship and selfless contribution to the development of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) space in Africa.
Recently, Obaro also received a ‘Special Recognition Award’ at the Nigeria Fintech Awards for his pioneering leadership in the development of the fintech ecosystem in Nigeria.
Obaro, a distinguished alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University, University of Lagos and Lagos Business School, founded Systemspecs Limited 30 years ago.
SystemSpecs has become a trailblazer in the Nigerian e-Payment space with its remita-solution, which enables efficient and easy payments and collections of funds for individuals and corporates.
In appreciation, Obaro said: “My heartfelt gratitude goes to the organisers of the CIO Awards for the Lifetime Achievement Special Award. I am excited to see that our work is appreciated. Three decades ago, we started SystemSpecs with the vision of being the software institution of reference in Africa and so far, the journey has been fruitful. In collaborating with other stakeholders in the industry, we have been able to accelerate our output and increase our value to customers by offering them simplified and innovative software solutions. Be assured that we will not rest on our oars.”