The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has achieved a remarkable milestone by receiving three prestigious certifications from Market Enhancement Certification and Regulation (MECR), a leading national provider of audit and certification services.
These certifications reflect NDIC’s unwavering commitment to excellence in service delivery and adherence to international standards.
The certifications awarded to NDIC are as follows:
- Information Security Management System (ISMS): ISO/IEC 27001:2013 This certification signifies NDIC’s dedication to managing and safeguarding information assets, ensuring their safety and security through a robust framework.
- IT Service Management System: ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011: NDIC’s commitment to providing effective and resilient services in the ever-evolving service delivery landscape is recognized through this certification.
- Business Continuity Management System (ISO 22301): This certification underscores NDIC’s readiness to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, and recover from disruptive incidents, ensuring the continuity of business operations.
The NDIC’s Director of the Communication and Public Affairs Department, Bashir A. Nuhu, confirmed the certifications, emphasizing that they followed a rigorous and independent audit process. These certifications affirm NDIC’s adherence to the stringent requirements set forth by the respective international standards.
Market Enhancement Certification and Regulation (MECR) is an independent, non-governmental international organization that convenes experts from across the globe to develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards.
These standards are designed to promote innovation and offer solutions to global challenges.
The certification process is a meticulous three-year journey, consisting of an initial certification in the first year and two subsequent surveillance audits conducted over the next two years.
This rigorous approach ensures ongoing compliance and continual improvement in line with international best practices.
In alignment with its vision to be one of the world’s premier deposit insurers, NDIC remains committed to providing exceptional services that adhere to international standards and best practices.
This achievement underscores NDIC’s dedication to sustaining excellence in the delivery of its services, ultimately benefiting its stakeholders and contributing to the enhancement of the Nigerian financial sector.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)