L-R: Olufemi Williams, DMD Chams Plc, Oscar Onyema, MD Nigerian Stock Exchange, Demola Aladekomo, MD, Chams Plc and Luqman Balogun, MD CardCentre Nigeria Ltd Chams Plc has announced the retirement of the company’s Group Managing Director and CEO, Demola Aladekomo, starting an orderly leadership transition over the next seven months. Aladekomo’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 30 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders by September 28, 2015. “Demola Aladekomo has been a very strong leader, the only Group Managing Director and CEO in the company’s great and nearly 30-year history, and one who has managed the company through challenging times and market transitions. The board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to the company and his distinguished tenure as CEO over the last 29 years,” said Ayo Richards, chairman of the board. […]
Leading technology firm, Chams Plc has announced the appointmentof Dr. JosephineAwosika (MFR) to its Board of Directors. The company also named Mrs Christianah Olaniyan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dr Mrs. Derin Awosika Dr. Awosika, who also serves on the board of AccessBank Plc and Capital Insurance Nigeria Limited as non-executive director, is a technocrat with extensive and meritorious public and private sector experience. She is expected to bring her wealth of experience at executive and boardroom levels in technology, power and banking sectors to bear on the business of Chams Plc. Dr. Awosika was the pioneer the National Coordinator/Chief Executive of the National Programme on Immunization; Director(Parastatals) in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation;Director (Department of Community Relations & Youth Development) in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior;Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. She retired from the Federal Civil service as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power in January 2013. […]
A Reporter’s Diary on 2014 JAMB UTME When Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the Public Relations Officer of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), called from Abuja, about two weeks to the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, to inform me that I had been selected as one of those to monitor the conduct of the exam in Lagos, I had no idea of what that would entail. I had no idea of which centre I would be posted, to do the monitoring, although he had made me understand that further information on the matter would be communicated to me “in due course.” But when, some days to the exam, I got a letter from the Test Administration Department, routed through the Lagos office of JAMB at 11, Ojora Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, assigning me to my place of duty (Chamscity, 2A, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja), and specifying my duties or responsibilities, it became clearer, to me, the kind of exam I was to monitor or supervise: Dual Based Test (DBT). For the benefit of those who don’t know, JAMB UTME is divided into three paper modes, depending on the candidate’s choice or luck. They are, namely: PPT (Paper and Pencil Test) for those who choose to do the exam, in the hard copy of both the question paper and answer sheet (as you must have discovered from reading Judex Okoro’s report on the opposite page, most of the examination malpractices being complained about in the conduct of JAMB UTME emanate from this area); DBT (Dual Based Test) for those candidates who prefer to read the questions online but shade the answers on the hard copy answer sheets provided for the purpose and CBT (Computer Based Test) – for candidates who prefer to read and shade in the answers online (this reporter understands from JAMB officials that result of this mode of exam could be sent to candidates via their mobile phones, within 20 or 30 minutes of the end of the exam). […]
Nigeria’s leading identity management solutions provider, Chams Plc has honoured Dermalog GmbH, a global bio-payments firm and Datacard, world’s leading provider of secure identity and card personalization solutions, for their significant contributions to the growth of the company. Dermalog and Datacard received the honours at the 2014 Cartes Conference in France last month during a ceremony at the Hilton Paris. Cartes Secure Connexions events encompass international and regional trade shows and conferences dedicated to smart cards and secure technologies for payment, identification and mobility. Created in 1985 in Paris, Cartes France brings together about 450 exhibitors, 20,000 visitors and 1,600 conference attendees. […]
Watch as the Group Managing Director, Mr. Demola Aladekomo chats with CNBC West Africa on the importance of Identity Management in the Financial services sector.
Serial entrepreneur and business leader, Demola Aladekomo, Group Managing Director of Chams Plc, has urged the Nigerian youth to take up the challenge of entrepreneurship. He said globally, entrepreneurs drive every thriving economy and account for majority of new job creation and innovation. Aladekomo who made this call while delivering a paper entitled “The Entrepreneur as a Nation Builder” at the 2nd Oladele Olashore Memorial Lecture at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji – Arakeji in Osun State at the weekend noted that only a paradigm shift in the social consciousness of the literate youth can stem the surging tide of unemployment in Nigeria. […]
The National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria has awarded indigenous technology company Chams consortium the National Identity Database project via a Public-Private Partnership model. Demola Aladekomo managing director of Chams joins CNBC Africa for more details on this partnership.
Chams Plc yesterday Tuesday August 26, 2014 hosted about 60 students from the Volunteer Corps Scheme to an excursion at the globally acclaimed digital mall, Chamscity located at Ikeja GRA, Lagos. The excursion which began by 11.00am saw the excited students being shown around by Chams City’s Gabriel Udoh. They were treated to a facility [...]
Chams PLC, Nigeria’s leading identity management and paymentssystem company, hassaid ongoing identity assurance programmes being executed in the private and public sectors across Nigeria will strengthen its business, ensure future growth and fuel increased profitability in the long term. Speaking at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, Ayo Richards, Chairman, Chams PLC said, [...]
After a three-year hiatus, the much anticipated National Identity Database project will come to fruition, as the National Identity management Commission recently signed off concession agreement on the project, which will be implemented by leading homegrown Information and Communication Technology company, Chams Plc led consortium. The National Identity Database project was conceived in 2006, in [...]