CIBN Lauds Ecobank Academy On Capacity Building, Professionalism

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), ‘Seye Awojobi has commended Ecobank Nigeria’s various initiatives targeted at building the capacity of its workforce.
The Registrar, spoke at the graduation ceremony of Ecobank pioneer management trainees in Lagos, alluding to the state of the art equipment, syllabus, and faculty of the academy.
This, he noted, is why the institute had granted exemptions in some courses in its professional examinations to graduates of the academy, urging the young graduates to take advantage of the Ecobank waiver to become chartered members of the Institute.
Awojobi, who was represented by Group Head of Membership Services, CIBN, Akin Morakinyo said over the years, the bank has accorded priority to various learning and development initiatives that expose staff to new career development within the banking industry.
Such competency improvement, he emphasized, was important for the banking sector, stressing that it aligns with the current dynamics of the industry and global best practice.
He encouraged the young graduates to see themselves “as change agents. For you to grow in your career, you must possess integrity and honesty; you must also be consistent and aspire to achieve. Strive to do what is right at all times.”
Also, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, challenged the graduates on the need for a high level of professionalism, stressing that Ecobank is a veritable platform for them to excel and attain career aspirations.
According to him, “Ecobank is a great place for you to exhibit what you have been taught in the last 18 months in this Academy. It is a place where you can achieve your career goals. Be ready to discharge your task effectively and efficiently and note that your future in the bank starts now.”
Akinwuntan reiterated Ecobank’s commitment to delivering on its promise of investing in creating leaders for the banking industry.
Also speaking, Group Head, Talent, Learning and Organizational Development at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Simon Rey, emphasized the power of synergy among the graduates to excel and succeed in their job functions and career in the bank.
Welcoming everyone to the occasion earlier, Acting Head, Human Resources, Ecobank Nigeria, Adekunle Adewuyi advised the young graduates to adhere strictly and internalize the bank’s core values, making it the driving force to become credible bankers.
The 18-month training, the bank said in a statement on Sunday, involved classroom exercises, on the job rotation, special assignments to some affiliates within the group.
Besides the representative of the industry regulator- the CIBN, the event tagged: “The Future Is Now” attracted industry experts and partners.


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