CIBN inducts 1,003 members, tasks banks on workers’ devt
As part of efforts to enhance professionalism in the banking industry and aid the implementation of competency framework, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has inducted 1,003 members for the 2015 academic year.
The institute has also tasked financial institutions on the need to enhance workers’ skills and capacity through enrolment in various training schemes.
The President/Chairman of Council, CIBN, Otunba Debola Osibogun urged financial institutions and qualified employees in the banking industry desirous of career advancement to take advantage of various qualifying examinations routes of the Institute to acquire the needed skills that would stand them out in the industry both locally and internationally.
While emphasizing the need for the inductees to uphold strong professional and ethical values in the course of their duty, Osibogun said: “To continue to update your skills I urge you to embrace the Compulsory Continuous Professional Development Programmes (CCPD) to enable you to keep abreast of latest developments in your chosen field.
“As members of this noble profession, you should keep alive the finest of the Institute’s values and tradition and commit to its motto of Trust and Honesty. You must imbibe in absolute terms, the values of ethics and professionalism which will support the current rejuvenation of our national rebirth for a positive change.
“Our Institute will join hands with the Federal Government in the battle against corruption and the revival of the economy. The institute encourages the act of whistle blowing and will surely protect the integrity of courageous members who assists in this regard”.
On his part, Managing Director/Chef Executive Officer of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Umaru Ibrahim commended the institute for its capacity building initiatives, noting that such efforts have improved the quality of manpower available to the banking and finance sector of the economy.