CEM REPORT, FINANCE | There is a strong indication that activities in the banking industry will be upbeat when captains of the industry and leaders of thought in the economy gather in Lagos on Saturday, October 21, 2023, by 11 a.m. as The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria confers fellowship on distinguished bankers.
The Executive Director, Corporate Services, NDIC, Mrs. Emily Osuji; the Director, Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Mustafa Haruna Bala; the Director, Development Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Yusuf Philip Yila, HCIB; the MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mrs. Olusanya Miriam Chidiebele HCIB; the MD/CEO, Ecobank Plc, Mr. Jubril Mobolaji Lawal, HCIB; the MD/CEO, Premium Trust Bank, Mr. Emmanuel Emefienim; the GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna, HCIB; the GMD/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Oliver Alawuba, HCIB and the Founder & CEO WVL Development Advisers Ltd, Dr. Waheed Olagunju, HCIB;
Others are the Founder/CEO, Air Peace Nigeria, Barr. Allen Onyema; Managing Partner, Greenworld Capital, Mr. Godson Chukwuemeka Okonkwo; the GMD/CEO, Futureview Group, Mrs. Elizabeth Ebi; the Former ED, Corp Banking & South, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Garba Yusuf Imam; the MD/CEO, Federal Mortgage Bank, Mr. Hamman Madu, HCIB; the Founder/Chairman, LAPO Microfinance Bank, Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, MCIB; the Founder, Spectrum Group, Non-Executive Director, Greenwich Merchant Bank, Mr. Anslem Orazulike, HCIB and the CEO, Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), Mr. Premier Oiwoh, HCIB;
Also on the list are the Senior Fellow in the Operations, Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Prof. (Mrs.) Olayinka David-West; the Professor of Banking/Finance and Economic Development at University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus), Professor Josaphat. U. J. Onwumere, Professor of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Professor Oliyide, Olusesan Mujaid; President/Founder – Vintage Vantage Advisory, Canada, Mr. Kenneth Aigbinode and top the honor list of eminent bankers who will be formally conferred with the Fellowship of the Institute.
Out of the 446 awardees to be honored at the Queens Park Event Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Twenty-Two (22) would be Honorary Fellows, One Hundred and Fifty-Four (154) would be Fellows, and Two Hundred and Seventy (270) would be Honorary Senior Members of the Institute. According to a statement by the Head of Corporate Communication & Brand Management of the Institute, Mrs. Folake Akintayo, the honor is in recognition of the awardees’ meritorious services, commitment to professional responsibilities, and valuable contributions to the industry and the economy in general.
Prof. Joseph Nnanna (Jnr), Chief Economist, Development Bank of Nigeria Plc will deliver the keynote address titled: “Harnessing Nigeria’s Economic Potentials for Growth and Development: Strategic Imperatives:”
The event which will have His Excellency, Senator, Prince Bassey Otu, HCIB, Executive Governor, Cross River State and Dr. Alex Otti, FCIB, Executive Governor, Abia State as the Special Guests of Honour is expected to attract stakeholders in the industry including captains of industry, top government and diplomatic officials, financial decision makers, top management staff of banks, academics, professional institutions, senior members and including well- wishers
Mr. Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON, Founder, BUA Group will be the Chairman of the occasion while Ken Opara, Ph.D, FCIB, The President/Chairman of Council will be the Chief Host supported by Mr. Akin Morakinyo, Registrar/CE.