The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) was recently awarded three International Standards Organisation (ISO) certifications by the British Standards Institute (BSI) simultaneously.
At a ceremony in Abuja, the corporation said it was presented with the three certificates by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, who was represented by the Lead Trade Adviser for Education Sector Opportunities, Ms. Natasha Anjekwu.
The three certifications achieved by NDIC were on Information Security Management System ISO/IEC 27001:2013, IT Service Management System ISO/IEC 200001:2011 and Business Continuity Management System ISO22301:2012.
Expressing delight at the development, the National Coordinator/CEO Servicom office in the Presidency Mrs. Nnenna Akajameli, was quoted in a statement to have lauded the NDIC for the feat.
She urged the corporation to view the certifications as its most valuable assets which should spur it to greater performance.
She stated that Servicom office intended to project the NDIC as a model to other public institutions in its efforts to optimise service delivery among public institutions in Nigeria.
Earlier, Anjekwu described the feat as a great achievement. She said NDICâ€™s fulfilment of the requirement for the certification bore eloquent testimony to its adherence to international best practice in its operations.
Also speaking at the event, the Director of Home Finance in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Olubunmi Siyanbola, who represented the Minister, also lauded the corporation and urged it to view the development as a platform forachieving greater heights.
Responding, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the NDIC Umaru Ibrahim reiterated the commitment of the corporation to lead in addressing the challenges of the financial services industry in Nigeria with a view to engendering professionalism and accountability. While expressing his delight at the emergence of the Corporation as the first public institution in the country to be certified with the three standards at once, the NDIC Boss added that the feat was consistent with the implementation of its renewable 5-year strategic plan, and its desire to be the best deposit insurer in the world by 2020.
He promised that the Corporation would not rest on its oars in maintaining the standard it has set for itself.