The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has called on bankers who qualified through its professional examinations to take the practice of banking beyond the four walls of banks.
A statement issued by the institute on Monday said that the institute would publicly present its practice licence and seal to deserving members, which ultimately would further broaden job opportunities for its Fellows and Associates.
The statement read in part, “Backed by Section 16 of the CIBN Act No. 5 of 2007, the introduction of practice licence and seal for the benefit of members, which is the first of its kind in the history of the institute, will serve not only as the enabling authority to deserving members to practice banking beyond the banking halls, but also will ensure that the licensees practice their trade in accordance with strict observance of the code of ethics of the profession.”
The statement noted that the practice licence would further confer credibility on the holders as an indication of dedication, integrity and assurance of competence.
It further said, “It is also expected to deepen the banking public’s confidence in the knowledge and skills of the licence holder.
It will make the licence holder more attractive to the clients, which will ultimately lead to increased income.