Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Kingsley Obiora, Olufemi Awoyemi to be Awarded 2021 CIBN Honorary Fellowships


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / 10.40 AM / CIBN / Header Image Credit: CIBN


The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has concluded activities to admit 250 qualified and experienced members who have distinguished themselves in the banking industry into the Fellowship cadre of the Institute on Saturday, October 30, 2021 by 11.00am at Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos 


The Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala), Dr. Kingsley Obiora; the MD/CEO, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Hassan Bello; the Former Director, Financial Policy & Regulation Department, CBN, Dr. Kevin Amugo; the Former Director, Special Insured Institutions, NDIC, Mr. Joshua Etopidiok; the MD/CEO, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka; the MD/CEO, Globus Bank, Mr. Elias Igbinakenzua; the MD/CEO, Rand Merchant Bank, Nig Ltd, Mr. Michael Larbie; the MD/CEO, SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Halima Buba; the MD/CEO, Coronation Merchant Bank, Mr. Banjo Adegbohungbe; the MD/CEO, Nova Merchant Bank; Mr. Nath Ude; the MD/CEO, Aso Savings & Loans Plc, Hajia Risikatu Ahmed, HCIB; the Founder and Chairman, Proshare Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi; the MD/CEO, SystemSpecs Nigeria Limited, Mr. John Obaro; the Vice Chancellor, Adeleke University, Ede Osun State, Prof. Solomon Ajayi Adebola, are among eminent bankers who will be formally conferred with the Fellowship of the Institute.

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Out of the 258 awardees to be honoured, nineteen (14) would become Honorary Fellows; 93 Associates will become Fellows, and 51 will become Honorary Senior Members of the Institute. According to a statement by the Head of Corporate Communication & External Relation of the Institute, Mr. Nelson Olagundoye, the honour is in recognition of the awardees' meritorious services, commitment to professional responsibilities and valuable contributions to the industry in particular and the economy in general.


Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, Africa Tax and Legal Services Leader PWC Nigeria, will deliver the keynote address titled: "Nigeria's Rising Debt Profile: Issues and Implications for Sustainable Economic Development."


Given the existing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's edition of the Investiture will take place using the hybrid of virtual and physical platforms, with strict adherence to the preventive protocols against the spread of the pandemic.


The event, which will have Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, OFR, CON, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, SUSMAN & Associates Ltd and Former Minister of Finance as well as National Planning as the Special Guest of Honour, is expected to attract stakeholders in the industry, including captains of industry, top government and diplomatic officials, Financial Decision Makers, Top Management Staff of banks, Academics, Professional Institutions, Senior Members and including well-wishers.


The President/Chairman of Council of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, FCIB, will be the Chairman of the occasion. At the same time, Dr. Kenneth Opara, Ph.D, FCIB, 1st Vice President will be the Chief Host supported by Mr. Seye Awojobi, Registrar/CE. 

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