Saturday, May 19, 2018 9.00PM / Proshare WebTV
The foremost banking institute in Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria(CIBN) today marked another significant moment of its existence with the inauguration of its 20th President Dr Uche Messsiah Olowu.
It was a prestigious event at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos that brought together the cream of the banking industry and financial market in Nigeria.
Delivering the opening address the Outgoing President Professor Segun Ajibola thanked stakeholders for all the support he enjoyed throughout his tenure.
Giving his remarks the Chairman of the 2018 investiture ceremony for the 20th CIBN President Mallam Bello Maccido, who is also the Chairman of FBN Quest Merchant Bank lauded the outgoing President on his achievements.
Mallam Maccido believed the era of the new President Dr Uche Olowu will mark positive changes in the institute, which will lead it to grow in leaps and bounds.
Highlights of the event was the formal swearing in of the 20th President supported by his wife and the ceremonial transfer of the Presidential chain.
The new President Dr Uche Olowu also performed the official swearing in of the newly elected officials and governing council members of the CIBN.
In his acceptance speech the 20th President paid tributes to all Past leaders, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the CIBN.
Olowu pledged to uphold the tenets of transparency in the leadership of the institute, while ensuring that it operates at the highest standards.
He outlined a five point agenda for CIBN which include;
1. Upholding the Rules and Standards of CIBN
2. Upgade Skills and Competencies
3. Boost Research and Advocacy
4. Investing in Technology and Resources
5. Improving Brand Visibility
Dr Olowu called on all stakeholders and development partners to join hands with the institute in its quest to uphold the ethics and professionalism of the banking industry.
There were also goodwill messages from the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, represented by his Deputy Dr O.J Nnanna, the Governor of Lagos State represented by the Finance Commissioner Mr Akinyemi Ashade and the President of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria Dr Idris Omede.
The newly elected office holders of CIBN are Mr Bayo Olugbemi,FCIB(1st Vice-President), Mr Ken Opara (2nd Vice President) and Prof Pius Olarenwaju(National Treasurer).
Elected council members of the CIBN include; i)Mrs Bakare-Asieru Mojisola,HCIB, FCIB, ii)Mrs Ibiye Ekong, FCIB, iii) Mrs Isichei Yvonne Uzo, FCIB, iv) Mr Yinusa Abdulrahman,FCIB, v) Mr Adeniyi Adewunmi Olusola, FCIB and vi) Barr(Mrs) Ojo Oluwatoyin, FCIB
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