ACCOBIN Celebrates a Decade of Pioneering Interdisciplinary Compliance in Nigeria


The Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) of banks in Nigeria will from Saturday September 16-23, 2017 mark its 10th year as an association with a week-long event.

The highlights include ‘Walk Against Corruption’. The Walk Against Corruption would begin from the Lekki Admiralty Toll Gate and terminates at the end of the Ikoyi New Bridge. This walk is expected to attract all the critical stakeholders in the fight against corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing and all other illegal and criminal activities in Nigeria.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, there will be a Career Talk Day for students of secondary and tertiary institutions. Our aim to catch them young, help direct them on the need for the ideal career choices of the future- Compliance.

In a bid to create extensive awareness, engender interest, knowledge and desire to know about relevant compliance issues as they affect the Nigerian Public, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 is slated as the Compliance Awareness Day. “We shall be visiting select media organisations to raise the consciousness of Nigerians about the negative and debilitating effects of crime, money laundering and terrorist financing on the economic, social and political stability of the nation.

With Theme ‘The Impact of Technology in Managing Compliance Risk in Banks’, Eko Hotel and Suites will on Thursday, September 21, 2017, play host to us, as we deliberate on emerging and contemporary issues in Anti-Money Laundering / Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance in Nigeria through a workshop with international and renowned subject matter experts expected to make presentations. On the same day, officials of the Association will do the honour of ringing the Closing Gong on the floor at the Nigeria Stock Exchange.”

The 10th anniversary will culminate on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as the Gala Night holds. In the Grand Finale, distinguished individuals who have contributed to the growth and sustenance of the association and the culture of compliance generally in Nigeria will be honoured.

Giving a background to our brand renewed identity, the Association of Chief Compliance Officer of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN) (Formerly known as the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (CCCOBIN) was formed in 2007 by all the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria to deepen the collaborative, cooperative and coordinating efforts among its members and all other stakeholders in the fight against Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Fraud and all other criminal activities in the Financial services Industry and the country at large.