Registrar/Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), ‘Seye Awojobi; 1st Vice President, CIBN, Bayo Olugbemi; Manager, Learning and Development, Ecobank Nigeria, Ayotunde Opeoluwa; Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan and 2nd Vice President, CIBN, Ken Okpara during the presentation of accreditation certificate to Ecobank Academy in Lagos on Friday. The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has officially presented certificate of accreditation to the ultra-modern, state of the art Ecobank Nigeria Academy with a call to other financial institutions in the country seeking accreditation of their training school to emulate Ecobank Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, CIBN President, Uche Olowu said the accreditation of Ecobank Nigeria Academy was based on the report of its Capacity Building and Certification Committee that the training school has met all the parameters of measurement, stressing that it was a manifestation of the importance the Management of the bank place on capacity building of its workforce.
According to him, “As an Institute, we congratulate Ecobank for the accreditation of its Academy. This comes after rigorous accreditation processes by members of our Capacity Building and Certification Committee which showed that Ecobank has complied with and satisfied the provisions and requirements of the Competency framework for the Nigerian Banking Industry as mandated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through CIBN. The Academy was found to have scored above the minimum threshold on all the parameters of measurement. We firmly believe this accreditation would not only enable Ecobank comply with the provisions of the Competency Framework but also strengthen the intellectual resources and capabilities available in the Bank.”
He disclosed that the Institute has so far accredited 18 bank academies, 20 Educational Training Service Providers (ETSPs) and currently executing linkage agreements with 65 tertiary institutions, stressing that apart from addressing competency challenges and enthroning a minimum standard for practitioners in the industry, it is also furthering its mandate as the sole accreditation agency for the implementation of the Competency Framework in the industry.
Responding, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, said the accreditation of the Academy re-enforces the bank’s commitment to empowering its entire workforce for the Millennial age, stressing that it would further enable the Bank to take up its rightful position in the industry as the Bank of choice.
According to him, “I must salute our Human Resources team and my colleagues in the management team for this landmark step. This underscores the importance we attach […]