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CIBN to inaugurate new President Opara on Saturday

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) will on Saturday, May 22, 2022, inaugurate its 22nd President/Chairman of Council, Ken Opara at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos

The Investiture, which is a Hybrid event, both physical at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, and virtual (through Zoom teleconferencing) is expected to attract high dignitaries such as State Governors, Chairmen and Chief Executives of banks, Past Presidents of the Institute, Presidents of other professional bodies, top Government functionaries, Fellows, Honorary Senior Members, Associates, International organisations, relevant stakeholders and other business leaders in the economy.

Opara, the current 1st Vice President of the Institute was elected as the 22nd President/Chairman of the Council during the 2022 Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Lagos.

Other elected officers who will also take an oath of office on Saturday are Pius Oladeji Olanrewaju, as the 1st Vice President; Oladele Alabi, as the 2nd Vice President and Mojisola Bakare-Asieru, as the National Treasurer.

While other elected positions in the Governing Council are Victor Ndubuisi Aguwah, Olayinka Alade Odutola, Mary Oluwakemi Aina, and Segun Oshadare.

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The CIBN will also ahead of the investiture, hold its 2022 Presidential Valedictory Address by its 21st President/Chairman of Council, Bayo Olugbemi. The event will hold on Friday, May 21, 2022 at the Ijewere Hall, Bankers House, Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event’s theme is “Entrepreneurship Innovation and Disruption in the Nigerian Banking Industry: What Next?”, an address that will give insight into Olugbemi’s exploits and accomplishments during his tenure.

The event will also be attended by top management of banks and other financial institutions, regulatory agencies, captains of industry, diplomats, government functionaries and other stakeholders.

The CIBN which is the umbrella professional body for banks and bankers in Nigeria was established by extant law, CIBN Act No 5 of 2007 to determine the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the banking profession; secure in accordance with the provisions of its Act, the establishment and maintenance of a register of members of the banking profession and conduct professional examinations leading to the award of certificates.

The Institute was created to amongst other things, maintain and observe ethical standards and professionalism among practitioners of the banking profession in Nigeria.

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