President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, Mr. Segun Aina, has disclosed that the institute is set to introduce new certification programmes to help deepen competency in Nigeria’s banking industry.
He stated this while addressing new inductees into the institute in Lagos.
According to him, “the competency framework recently rolled-out by the CBN and bankers committee requires bankers to attain necessary competencies to stay abreast of global developments. The institute under the competency framework is the accrediting agency for all training service providers within the banking industry.
“To this end and to deepen competencies and promote expertise, the governing council of the institute recently approved sixteen new certification programmes with specialised courses for the various activities in the financial services industry. All the certification examinations are planned to commence latest in April 2014. Some of the certification programmes would be provided solely by the institute while others would be conducted in collaboration with reputable organisations locally and abroad that have carved niches for themselves in their specific areas of expertise,” he said.
He added that, “all the initiatives are geared towards placing the institute in the frontline in the achievement of stability, competency, ethics & professionalism in the banking & finance industry.”
He, however, enjoined the newly inducted members to strive for professionalism and remain relevant to the advancement of the banking and financial sector.