BANKERS’ INSTITUTE PROJECTS NIGERIA’S IMAGE
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd); President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Professor Segun Ajibola, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria is at the vanguard of projecting Nigeria’s image through the establishment of Bankers’ Institutes in The Gambia and other African countries.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), stated this in Abuja when he received the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), led by its President/Chairman of Council, Professor Segun Ajibola.
He commended the Institute for winning the hosting rights of the 22nd Edition of the World Conference of Banking Institutes, to be held in Nigeria from 24 to 28 April, 2017, and pledged the commitment and support of the Ministry to the successful hosting of the event.
The Minister also lauded the efforts of the body in using their training programmes to promote this administration’s three-point agenda of improving security, tackling corruption and improving the economy.
Speaking earlier, the President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Professor Segun Ajibola, solicited the support of the Ministry to facilitate the smooth entry into Nigeria by participants to the World Conference of Banking Institutes, by granting them visa on arrival.
Professor Ajibola commended the Minister on the extensive reforms of the Services under the Ministry, which include the evaluation of the e-passport scheme in Nigerian embassies abroad, as well as the provision of a comprehensive roadmap for entrenching rules of engagement for the agencies.
According to him, the CIBN is a committed advocate of the Nigerian Project and adds value to it through constructive engagements with Ministries, Departments and Agencies, other government establishments, and National Assembly members,as well as through its training programmes which are designed to promote the anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism stance of government.
The President of CIBN further stated that the statutory responsibility of the Body is to play advocacy role for the Banking industry, maintain ethical standard for the industry, and act as the conscience of the industry.
He invited the Minister to the Conference, which would be declared open by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, adding that the Conference would be a great opportunity for showcasing the full potential of Nigeria.
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd) flanked on the left by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, and on the right by the President, CIBN, Professor Segun Ajibola with members of the CIBN and directors in the Ministry
Members of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)