Our #EndSARS Story — The 2017 Struggle

by Ayodeji Balogun, CEO AFEX

Today we have the largest trade infrastructure across the country, with close to 500 direct and indirect staff. Nigeria could have killed us, NPF would have been the assassin, and it would have just been another casualty.

I don’t even know what the lesson of this should be, because it should not happen to anyone. But if you want to build a business in Nigeria, you have to come with your nine lives; the odds are stacked against you, and Nigeria will happen to you. But after all those battles, lies the treasure.

Surviving after a Crazy Blow

Just like the pandemic in 2020, for us, 2017 makes every other year an easy ride.

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This is the fourth part of an ongoing series on Building AFEX. Please click previous stories if you would like to get the whole view.

AFEX Beginnings — Saying Yes and Other Stories

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AFEX’s infrastructure and platforms drive capital to build a trust economy in Africa’s commodity markets.