CHARTERED Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) have pledged to collaborate to enhance public perception of the banking industry.
Speaking while receiving the executives of ACAMB on a courtesy visit to the Institute last week, CIBN President, Prof. Segun Ajibola, said that the institute among other things would partner with the Association to develop a certified programme on corporate reputation management in the banking industry.
“Apart from promoting the industry, ACAMB is equally known for educating, mentoring, putting issues in correct perspectives and engaging relevant stakeholders. The rejuvenation of ACAMB to continue playing its advocacy role is a piece of great news to CIBN”, Ajibola said. He expressed the willingness of the Institute to develop a certified programme on corporate reputation management with ACAMB with a view to adding value to its members within the industry, among other collaborative efforts between the two bodies.
While discussing the twin issues of ethics and professionalism in the banking industry, the CIBN President called for greater capacity building that would empower and guide actions and conduct of bankers.
In his presentation, the President of ACAMB, Mr. Charles Aigbe, expressed appreciation to CIBN for receiving the ACAMB Executives, informing that they were in the Bankers House to seek close working collaboration and partnership with CIBN in the task of providing a new face to the reputation of the banking industry.
Mr. Aigbe requested for active participation of ACAMB in the standing Image/Publicity Committee of the Council of the Institute and also to be represented in the Sub Publicity Committee of the Bankers’ Committee.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of CIBN, Mr. Oluseye Awojobi, in reminisce, noted that ACAMB was a rallying point in building positive public perception of the banking industry. He, therefore, called on the ACAMB to join hands with the Institute to collectively change the perception on banking, and pledged that CIBN will be ready to offer its platform to actualize all the aspirations.