By Ahmed Ahmed
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has urged Governor Bala Mohammmed of Bauchi state to support the institutes on its proposed amendments act 5 of 2007.
This was in a statement signed Mr Nelson Olagundoye Head, Corporate Communication & External RelationsOf (CIBN) made available to Journalists on in Bauchi.
The statement pleaded with the Governor to support the proposed amendment of the CIBN Act No. 5 of 2007 when presented to the National Assembly.
It also encouraged the Bauchi State government to absorb Banking and Finance graduates/ACIB qualification holders into the State Civil Service in view of the immense value they will bring into public service. It said the Gov. Commended the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria for donating a 160-Seater lecture theatre at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, ATBU.
The statement said Governor Mohammmed made the commendation while receiving the CIBN team led by Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, President/Chairman of Council who paid him a courtesy visit, at his office of the Governor, Bauchi State. According to the statement, Governor Bala applauded the efforts of the institute and indeed the banking industry for its various contributions to the development of the state, especially in helping its government in revenue drive for the state.
It said the Govenor’ s administration will continue to support the institution’s activities would collaborate with CIBN on capacity building for its relevant workforce in the state. It explains that Mohammedsaid the State is one of the peaceful states in the north-east of the country.
“Also, the government of Bauchi State will be willing to share our own experiences dealing with governance at both the state and the local levels.
” So, we will extend the hand of any relationship with the CIBN in exploiting their judiciary and collaboration to organize training and workshops on issues of mutual concern,” the statement said.
The statement said that CIBN President told the Governor the CIBN’s readiness to collaborate with the Government in organizing an Annual Seminar for Judges on Banking and Allied Matters for the Bauchi State Judiciary.
According to him, CIBN would leverage on its over 20years experience of running a similar Programme for all the judges in the Country in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute. It also said that the Institute would be most willing to partner with the relevant ministries of the state government to enhance the capacity of their personnel in the area of banking and finance. He also said that the state should take advantage of the numerous experienced professionals in the Banking industry that can help handle various projects and initiatives of the State while the Institute will readily avail the Government nominations for such assignments.
By Ahmed Ahmed