The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has concluded arrangements to commission its new ultra-modern building known as the Bankers House, Abuja. The Commissioning will hold on Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Abuja at 11 am.
The building situated at No 12 Oro Ago Crescent, Garki II, Abuja will be commissioned by the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN alongside other dignitaries, including Senate President, His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Lawan; the Speaker of House of Representative, Rt (Hon) Femi Gbajabiamila; the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, FCIB; Chief Executive, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Bello Hassan, FCIB; Dr. Tony Elumelu, CON, FCIB, Chairman, CIBN Bankers House Abuja Implementation Committee and Chairman, UBA Plc, and Dr. Herbert Wiwge, FCIB, Chairman, Body of Bank CEOs.
The President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, FCIB will be the Chief Host supported by Mr. Seye Awojobi, Registrar/Chief Executive.
The Bankers House, Abuja, will house the Secretariat of CIBN in the Federal Capital Territory, bringing the services of the Institute closer to people and enhancing productivity and efficiency in service delivery. The building will also host the Permanent Secretariat of the ALLIANCE OF AFRICAN INSTITUTES OF BANKERS (AAIOB), a body that has been in existence for about twenty-five years. In addition, the office will feature a Learning/Incubation hub, a banking hall and a host of other features.
The history of the Institute dates back to November 28, 1963, when one hundred and twenty-four bankers assembled at Randle Hall, Surulere and consequently passed a resolution to establish the Local Centre of the Institute of Bankers, London, in Nigeria with the mandate of promoting banking education in Nigeria and cooperation among professional bankers.
Thirteen (13) years after running successfully as a local center and having gained administrative experience in the training and education of its members, the Institute in 1976 became incorporated as the Nigerian Institute of Bankers, a company limited by guarantee.
The Institute received its charter and became the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) through Act No. 12 of 1990, which was repealed and re-enacted as CIBN Act No. 5 of 2007.