NJI, CIBN collaborate on effective dispute resolution for banks

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The National Judicial Institute (NJI) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria are collaborating to articulate strategies and framework that would ensure effective disputes resolution of cases involving banks and other financial institutions in the country.

This and other topical issues will dominate discussions when seasoned jurists and financial experts gather at Abuja during the 2012 National Seminar on Banking and Allied Matters for Judges.

The seminar with the theme: Banking and Judiciary Reforms in Nigeria” has been scheduled to hold at the Andrews Otutu Obaseki Auditorium, NJI, Mohammed Bello Centre, Airport Road, Abuja from December 5 – 6, 2012 .

The programme is designed to provide a forum for top banking industry operators and judges to cross-fertilize ideas on contemporary banking and related judicial matters for the soundness of the banking industry and development of the economy.

Consequently, NJI and CIBN have assembled seasoned experts from the judiciary and the financial sector of the economy to address the august gathering, among who are Prof. Isaac Oluwole Agbede, Dean, School of Law & Security Studies; Alhaji Ado Wank, MD/CE, Unity BANK Plc; Dr. Alex Otti, MD/CE, Diamond Bank Plc; Hon. Justice I. N. Buba, Federal High Court, Lagos; Prof. Epiphany Azinge, DG, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Mr. Buka Kyari, MD/CE, CSCS; Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor, CBN; Mr. Segun Oloketuyi, MD/CE, Wema Bank Plc; Prof. Paul Obo Idornigie, NIA, Mazi Okechukwu Unegbu and Mrs. Juliet Madubueze, Past Presidents, CIBN, among others.

The Sub-Themes to be discussed include “Overview and Critique of the Framework for Judicial Resolution of Commercial Disputes in Nigeria; Drawbacks and Solution Options to the Effectiveness of the Judiciary in banking Sector Dispute Resolutions; a. Perspectives of the Banking industry. b. Perspectives of the Judiciary; Implications of Long unresolved Banking Sector Disputes in the Law Courts for the Macro-economy among others.

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