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CIBN Partners Osun State in Capacity Building for Finance Personnel

Monday,
June 28, 2021 / 2:00 PM / CIBN / Header Image Credit: CIBN

 

The
Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has called for partnership
with Osun State Government to enhance the capacity building of their personnel
in the area of banking and finance in the relevant ministries of the state
government.

Dr.
Bayo Olugbemi, President/Chairman of Council, the Chartered Institute of
Bankers of Nigeria made the call when he was received by the Governor of Osun
State, His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola in Osogbo, Osun State.

 

The
CIBN President said that “the purpose of the meeting is to discuss how the
Institute can deepen the relationship between the Government of the State of
Osun and the banking and finance industry towards the growth and development of
the State and our nation Nigeria at large”.

 

The
CIBN President commended the Governor for having two distinguished Fellows of
the Institute as cardinal members of the State Executive Council (The Deputy
Governor, Hon. Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, FCIB and the Honorable Commissioner
for Finance, Hon. (Chief) Oyebamiji Bola, FCIB).

 

Dr.
Olugbemi also applauded the laudable achievements of Mr. Governor in various
areas including Road Infrastructure, Transportation, Education, Youth
Empowerment programmes, Micro, Small & Medium scale Enterprises (MSMEs)
development, and several other Developmental projects across the State.

 

The
CIBN President further urged Governor Oyetola to support and collaborate with
the Institute in the human capacity of the State Civil servants; proposed
amendment of the CIBN Act No. 5 of 2007 as well as to make input into the State’s
budget and contribute to policy formulation in the areas of banking, finance,
and the economy. He further said that the Institute can readily avail the
Government nominations for such assignments.

 

Dr.
Olugbemi also canvassed for the support of the Osun State Government towards
the upgrade of the road network in where higher Institutions located most
especially on Block IV A within Osun G.R.A (Phase 1c) as well as the building
of the CIBN Osun State Secretariat.

 

The
CIBN President also explained the CIBN’s readiness to collaborate with the
Government in organizing an Annual Seminar for Judges on Banking and Allied
Matters for the Osun State Judiciary. According to him, CIBN would leverage its
over 20years of experience in running a similar Programme for all the judges in
the Country in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.

 

Dr.
Olugbemi also appreciated the State of Osun Government for its support to the
banking industry by way of an efficient and effective security system that has
provided enabling environment for the Banking and finance industry to thrive in
the state. 

 

While
welcoming the CIBN Team, Governor Oyetola assured his government support for
the Institute and its members. He also stated that we are extremely proud of
CIBN and its members in the cabinet for a thorough and diligent job on the
activities of the state in the area of ethics, professionalism, accountability,
transparency, good corporate governance. They are making a great impact and
assured of his maximum support and collaboration for the Institute and its
members at all times”.

 

Mr.
Oyetola also explained that his government would, within its resources,
continue to provide a safe, secured, and friendly environment for businesses in
the state to thrive and live up to the expectations of the public. 

 

Governor
Oyetola later commended the efforts of the Institute and indeed the banking
industry for its various contributions to the development of the state toward
ensuring an efficient and effective security system.

 

He
promised to facilitate the discussion between the Institute and the Osun State
Government in all areas of its concerns.


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