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CIBN, other to project banking industry’s image

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

A statement said the CIBN boss explained that the partnership became necessary to further reposition and sanitise the banking industry as well as guard it against fraudsters who were tarnishing the names of Deposit Money Banks in the country.

Okpara, who took over CIBN’s leadership in May said this when he hosted the executive committee of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks who paid him, the CIBN council and executive management, a courtesy visit at Bankers House in Lagos.

In his welcome address to the visiting ACAMB executives, Okpara acknowledged the symbolic relationship between the two professional bodies, while calling for synergy between the duo to further reposition the banking industry for increased impact.

According to him, it was high time bankers took narrative of the developments in the industry by showcasing its strides and also reorienting the public on how to avoid fraudulent pitfalls in their daily banking transactions.

The CIBN president said to achieve this, the institute would partner ACAMB to explore running a specialised radio programme that would provide verified information and enlightenment to members of the public.

He stated that the proposed radio programme would be owned by all the banks, thereby using it as a voice for continuous projection of their interests.

Okpara said, “The need to showcase the positive strides and image of the banking industry and the re-orientation of the public on this, is now paramount.

“We will have a forum to speak on and correct issues as they unfold through different avenue including radio programmes.”

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