CIBN Craves Finance Industry Transformation

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria said its 14th Annual Banking and Finance Conference would seek to reposition the banking and finance industry as a catalyst for economic recovery, inclusion, and transformation.
The President and Chairman of Council, Dr Bayo Olugbemi, said at a briefing on Friday that the conference would be held in September simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos and through zoom teleconferencing.
He said, “I must commend the efforts of the Consultative Committee led by the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Dr Hebert Wigwe for stopping at nothing to ensure a world-class, quality conference.
“This is evident in the quality of the theme, subthemes and speakers who were chosen for the event. In the same vein, I commend our registrar for providing the necessary support.”
Wigwe said, “Apart from providing participants with a veritable platform to connect with other professionals and industry stakeholders across the world, it promises to be intellectually stimulating.
“The millennials, GenY and GenZ have been considered as part of the primary target group for this year’s conference and adequate provision has been made for their robust involvement and participation.”
“The conference is an annual knowledge-sharing and solution-based forum for all stakeholders of the financial services industry and of course, the banking public.
“It provides a medium for professionals within the industry and beyond to share experiences, exchange ideas and proffer pragmatic insights on contemporary issues affecting the sector and the economy.”
Wigwe added that the theme of the conference was predicated on the need to reposition the banking and finance industry as a catalyst for economic recovery, inclusive growth, and transformation, thereby moving the future of Nigeria forward.