The President/Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Prof. Olusegun Ajibola has charged members to be more professional in the discharge of their duties.
Ajibola, during his three-day visit to the Lagos State Branch of the institute, stated.integrity and attention to details are core values that every member must embrace to avoid a tainted record.
He commended the great successes recorded by Lagos chapter of the institute and urged the leadership not to relent on their efforts to be the best in Nigeria and Africa.
As stated by him, if members in various organisations uphold professionalism in the discharge of their duties, especially in financial matters and the banking sector, there would have been a great leap for more growth and respect among practitioners.
Ajibola also charged members of the body on the need to enforce human capital development among bankers, in efforts to “ensure that best practises are maintained and also encourage younger generation.”
“Having more registered members in CIBN is germane to the ongoing revolution in the banking sector, but Lagos State has the highest number of dormant members. It is time we engaged them actively,” he added.
On the recent achievement of the body, Ajibola stated.that CIBN is the first professional body to fully incorporate the Computer Based Test (CBT) in Nigeria and the body is at its best now to create value for the industry and the economy at large.
But the CIBN Lagos State Branch Chairman, Kola Abdul, affirmed that the chapter remains unique because of unity among members and would not lack the audacity to get to the peak despite some challenges facing it.
Expressing gratitude for the President’s visit, he stated.it would clear off some minor issues and would chart a new path for the chapter.
Abdul further stressed the need for banks and other financial institutions to pay greater attention to the quality of human capital in their organisations.