Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, President/Chairman of Council, CIBN, who made the statement at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting, held live and online, said the proposed hall of 200-seating capacity will be fully furnished with air conditioning and well equipped modern multi-media communication gadgets and donated to the Banking and Finance department as a legacy project from the Institute.
The CIBN Registrar who gave this charge at the virtual graduation of the Ecobank Management Development Programme (EMDP) Batch 3 trainees in Lagos, emphasized integrity, honesty, trust as principal values to excel in their chosen career. He enjoined them to imbibe the ethics of the profession.
Adesina gave the charge at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Fellowship Investiture with the theme, “Financial Services in a Post COVID-19 Environment: Strategic Imperatives”.
Olugbemi, in his acceptance speech, paid tributes to the institute’s founding fathers who made sacrifices and contributions that had positioned it for its current growth and development.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Seye Awojobi, has commended Ecobank Nigeria’s various initiatives targeted at building the capacity of its workforce.
Dr Uche Olowu, the CIBN President/Chairman, made the call when he was received in audience by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to CIBN, the choice of the Pan African Ecobank is hinged on the massive and consistent support for the Institute over the years.
Speaking at the event, CIBN President, Uche Olowu, said the accreditation of Ecobank Nigeria Academy was based on the report of its Capacity Building and Certification Committee that the training school has met all the parameters of measurement, stressing that it was a manifestation of the importance the Management of the bank place on capacity building of its workforce.
The Refinery, supervised by the Bank’s Human Capital Management Group, was accredited by CIBN after assessing and evaluating its syllabus, curriculum and structure by panel of technocrats and seasoned bankers set up by the Institute, which, according to the chartered institute, aligns with the Competency Framework of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the professional paper standard of CIBN.
In line with its commitment to ensure greater efficiency and boost its workforce, Heritage Bank Plc has received a nod from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria for its establishment of a full-fledged learning and development institute, with the training of 300 new employees.
Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has reiterated the need for collaboration between the Bank and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria on financial inclusion and capacity building with a view to moving the industry forward.
According to him, the Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2017 initiated the Foreign Exchange Policy that stimulated the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises.
Ajibola said: “The linkage agreement is to train the young students and blend their respective training in universities and polytechnics with the CIBN’s professional curriculum
CIBN, the sole accreditation agency for the Banking and Finance industry in Nigeria, set up a panel of eminent scholars and seasoned bankers in September 2014 to assess the curriculum and learning facilities of the academy
He said: “It has become imperative to combine key factors of three former codes of conduct to produce a single and virile comprehensive code