The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has concluded arrangements to commission its new ultra-modern edifice known as the Bankers House, Abuja. The Commissioning is scheduled to hold on Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Abuja at 11am.

The edifice which is situated at No 12 Oro Ago Crescent, Garki II, Abuja is expected to be commissioned by the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN alongside other dignitaries, including Senate President, His Excellency, Distinguished Sen. Ahmed Lawan; the Speaker of House of Representative, Rt (Hon) Femi Gbajabiamila; the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, FCIB; and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mr. Bello Hassan, FCIB.

The President/Chairman of Council of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, FCIB will be the Chief Host of the occasion and supported by Mr. Seye Awojobi, Registrar/Chief Executive.

The Bankers House, Abuja which is  wearing a sparkling ambience is a Centre of Excellence that will house the Secretariat of CIBN in the Federal Capital Territory, bringing the services of the Institute closer to the people, enhancing productivity and efficiency in service delivery. The building will also host the Permanent Secretariat of the ALLIANCE OF AFRICAN INSTITUTES OF BANKERS (AAIOB), a body that has been in existence for about Twenty-five years. In addition, the smart office which will be equipped with state-of-the-art ICT gadgets will also feature a Learning/Incubation hub, banking hall and a host of others.

The event is expected to attract stakeholders across the various sectors of the economy including Captains of industry, Managing Director/CEO of banks, top government officials and diplomatic community, Financial Decision Makers, Top Management of banks, members of the Academia, Professional bodies, Senior Members of the Institute, Student members and well- wishers.

You will recall that the history of the Institute dates back to November 28, 1963 when one hundred and twenty-four bankers assembled at Randle Hall, Surulere and consequently passed a resolution to establish the Local Centre of the Institute of Bankers, London, in Nigeria with the mandate of promoting banking education in Nigeria and esprit-de-corps among professional bankers.

Thirteen (13) years after running successfully as a local center and having gained considerable administrative experience with record of significant success in the training and education of its members.  The Institute was incorporated in 1976 as the Nigerian Institute of Bankers, a company limited by guarantee. The metamorphosis of the Local Centre into the Nigerian Institute of Bankers represents a story of particular worth in that the attainment of this autonomous status was a fulfillment of a dream long conceived. The Institute attained its Chartered status and became The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria through Act  No 12 of 1990 which was repealed and re-enacted as CIBN Act No 5 of 2007. The Institute continues to wax stronger as the conscience of the industry, upholding ethics and professionalism, supporting the economy.

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