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Deepening financial inclusion in Nigeria through Islamic Financial offerings

Akosile, Tesleem Olajuwon Isa and Mohd. Zain, Nor Razinah (2023) Deepening financial inclusion in Nigeria through Islamic Financial offerings. In: International Conference on Business and Technology, ICBT 2021, 6-7 November 2021, Istanbul, Turkey..

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This research examines the adequacy of financial inclusion in the northwest and northeast of Nigeria and the role of Islamic finance in deepening financial inclusion in those identified regions. By adopting qualitative analysis, content analysis is used to determine the status of financial inclusion in Nigeria. The study relies on secondary data collected from official documents, working papers, articles, e-books, relevant websites, and online resources. From this study, it is found that providing all necessary access to financial products and services to all members of Nigerian society is important for financial inclusion. Such accesses must be done in an efficient, effective and sustainable manner. Based on the findings, it is recommended for Islamic banks in Nigeria to provide more allocations for equity-based Islamic financial contracts in their financing activities. Moreover, it is necessary for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the main regulator of banking and finance industry in Nigeria to consider and issue guidelines and regulations that can expand the country’s financial inclusion through Islamic equity-based financial contracts and products.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial inclusion, Islamic finance, Nigeria, Equity-based Islamic financial contract
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BP322.3 Musharakah - Partnership
BPH Islamic Economics
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH72 Economic development. Growth. Sustainable development. Sustainability
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG3368 Islamic Banking and Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Asst. Prof Nor Razinah Mohd. Zain
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 10:35
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2023 10:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104157

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