CIBN, other to project the image of the banking industry

The President/Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr. Ken Okpara said the institute will partner with the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks to project and protect the image of the banking industry in Nigeria .

A statement said the CIBN boss explained that the partnership had become necessary to reposition and further sanitize the banking sector as well as protect it from fraudsters who were tarnishing the names of depository banks in the country.

Okpara, who took charge of CIBN in May, said this when he hosted the executive committee of the Association of Banking Corporate Affairs Managers who returned to him, the board and senior management of CIBN, a courtesy visit to Bankers House in Lagos.

In his welcome speech to visiting ACAMB leaders, Okpara acknowledged the symbolic relationship between the two professional bodies, while calling for synergy between the duo to further reposition the banking sector for greater impact.

According to him, it was high time for bankers to tell the story of the evolution of the industry by showing its progress and redirecting the public on how to avoid fraudulent pitfalls in their daily banking transactions.

The CIBN president said that to achieve this, the institute would partner with ACAMB to explore running a specialist radio program that would provide verified information and enlighten members of the public.

He said the proposed radio program would belong to all banks, thus using it as a voice for the continued projection of their interests.

Okpara said, “The need to highlight the positive progress and image of the banking industry and reorienting the public about it is now paramount.

“We will have a forum to talk and correct issues as they unfold through various channels, including radio programs.”

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