BY PROVIDENCE OBUH
In a bid to bridge the gaps in the banking and finance industry, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN has concluded arrangements to collaborate with FITC to improve the competency level in the sector.
This is coming on the heels of the stakeholders’ engagement with the company at its Corporate headquarters in Lagos, led by President/Chairman of Council, Mr. Segun Aina.
Aina said that the engagement was part of familiarization and bridge-building efforts to dialogue with major stakeholders in the Banking and Finance industry.
He observed that the industry was so large and replete with many value adding opportunities such that there was room for each of the two organizations to make its own impact without any hindrance. He called for collaboration and cooperation between CIBN and FITC in areas of common goals and interest.
He said that the CIBN new Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) was a strategic initiative of the current regime which was established to provide thought leadership around emerging issues in the industry.
He stressed that the CFS will not engage in traditional mass market training but will focus on organizing knowledge based events such as roundtables, guest speaker series, breakfast sessions, public lectures etc in order to generate new ideas that would be distributed to practitioners in the Banking & Finance Industry adding that CFS would be involved in research activities as well as collaborate with reputable Institutions both locally and internationally.
Managing Director, Dr. Lucy Newman expressed delight with the visit, even as she welcomed the institute’s proposal on research saying, “it required huge amount of resources and time.”