John Obaro founded SystemSpecs in 1992 after working for a number of years with International Merchant Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading banks at the time. Today, SystemSpecs’ flagship product, Remita, a multi-bank and multi-corporate payment platform is transforming the finances of various individuals and organisations across the country. Remita helped to birth and now drives the widely successful Treasury Single Account (TSA) programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
John has a Computer Science degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, an MBA from the University of Lagos, and a Chief Executive Programme (CEP) certification from the Lagos Business School. He is a fellow of the Centre for African Policy Development and Research, Glasgow, Scotland and the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).John is passionate about the promotion of Nigeria’s indigenous software industry as a capable and comparable rival to any other in the world.