By Adedapo Adesanya
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has disclosed that it would confer Fellowship Awards of the institute on the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr Adewunmi Adesina, alongside 200 distinguished bankers in the industry.
The Head, Marketing/Corporate Communication and External Relations, Mr Nelson Olagundoye, in a statement, said that the honour was to recognise their meritorious services, commitment to professional responsibilities and valuable contributions, particularly to the industry and the economy.
He said that the gathering, to hold on October 24 in Lagos, would reflect on the theme Financial Services in a post-COVID-19 Environment: Strategic Imperative.
“In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of the Investiture will be executed using the hybrid of virtual and physical platforms, with strict adherence to the COVID-19 Safety protocols.
“Out of the 201 awardees to be honoured, 19 would be Honorary Fellows, 77 Associates will become Elected Fellows while 105 Senior Management Staff of banks and the academia will become Honorary Senior Members of the Institute,” he said.
Mr Olagundoye said that the event would have the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Emmanuel Udom, as its Special Guest of Honour and CBN former Deputy Governor, Mr Ernest Ebi, as Chairman.
He said it would attract stakeholders in the industry, top government and diplomatic officials, among others.
Mr Olagundoye said that the awardees include The Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone, Professor Kelfala M. Kallon; and the President, West African Bankers Association and President Liberia Bankers Association, Mr.John Davies III.
The GMD/CEO, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Dr Demola Sogunle, HCIB; the MD/CEO, Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, HCIB; and the MD/CEO, WEMA Bank Plc, Mr Ademola Adebise, HCIB, are also among those up for honourary awards.
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