DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN BANKING: A REVIEW OF NIGERIA'S JOURNEY TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

Authors

  • Oluwaseun Augustine Lottu Independent Researcher, UK
  • Adekunle Abiola Abdul Independent Researcher, Maryland, USA
  • Donald Obinna Daraojimba Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Ayoola Maxwell Alabi Independent Researcher, UK
  • Adesola Adepeju John-Ladega Independent Researcher, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Chibuike Daraojimba University of Pretoria, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijae.v5i8.572

Abstract

The extensive economic ramifications of Nigeria's banking sector's multifaceted digital transformation are examined in this study. The "Giant of Africa," Nigeria, has undergone a significant transformation in its banking practices, adopting cutting-edge digital technologies to boost productivity, advance financial inclusion, and stimulate economic growth. The study identifies key elements of the banking industry's digital transformation, emphasizing the function of online platforms, digital payments, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies. Additionally, it explores the forces propelling this transformation, such as customer demands for seamless experiences, increased competition from fintech startups, and governmental requirements for greater transparency. The research also offers a thorough overview of Nigeria's banking industry and economic environment, highlighting its historical reliance on conventional methods and willingness to adopt digital innovations. It exemplifies how digital transformation affects economic growth, investment, entrepreneurship, and job creation outside banking institutions. The study suggests advancing digital transformation in Nigerian banking, including bolstering cybersecurity spending, updating technology infrastructure, and encouraging cooperation with fintech partners. Furthermore, it promotes customer education and ongoing innovation as crucial for long-term success. The study's findings highlight the potential for economic prosperity and the challenges that must be overcome. It also sheds light on the transformational path of Nigerian banking. Nigerian banks can navigate the digital environment and significantly enhance the nation's economy.

Keywords: Digital Transformation, Nigerian Banking Sector, Regulatory Compliance, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Economic Impact, Mobile Banking, Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies

Published

2023-10-03

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