The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has restated its commitment to the development of manpower for the banking and finance industry with a view to ensuring a virile industry and economy.
The President/Chairman of Council of the Institute, Mr. Segun Aina, said this in an address delivered at a media briefing on plans to celebrate the institute’s 50th anniversary in Lagos.
He noted that the institute had continued to fulfill the mandate for the promotion of practice of the banking profession in Nigeria.
He said that CIBN would continue to make strategic effort to support banking sector, regulatory authorities and stakeholders as they pursue reform in the midst of constant changes in the global financial landscape.
Aina stated that the federal government, state governments, National Assembly and other regulatory bodies rely on the Institute for input into fiscal and monetary policies and related matters, adding that the CIBN had at various periods been called upon to serve in special committees of governments.
“Over the period of 50 years, the Institute, as a self-regulatory body has registered more than 5000 Chartered Bankers most of whom sat for the examinations conducted by the Nigerian Institute. It also has a total membership strength of over 103,000 of various categories of members.
“Many of its members had occupied and are at the commanding heights of the banking industry and the economy,” he added.
The CIBN boss said the anniversary tagged: “CIBN @50: Upholding Professionalism in Banking: Supporting the Economy,” would also include the unveiling of the bankers’ museum; bankers’ walk for charity; special awards to eminent and veteran bankers, among others.