CIBN Donates 160-seater Hall To Ibadan Poly

Kemi Olaitan

The President and Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Dr. Bayo Olugbemi, has assured of the resolve of the institute to strengthen banking and finance education in the country through the injection of professionalism into the teaching and learning of the course.

Olugbemi who gave the commitment yesterday at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, during the official commissioning ofthe 160-seater “CIBN Bankers Hall,” built for the institution by the Institute, said revamping the educational system in Nigeria is a collective responsibility of all and sundry, irrespective of gender or race.

While calling on Nigerians to join hands with government to revamp the educational system in order to set a brighter future for the generations to come, he said the institute is mindful of the fact that government alone might not be able to provide all the funding required to provide quality education especially at tertiary level.

According to him,  “This project represents our modest contribution to the development of banking and finance education in Nigeria. The institute is mindful of the fact that government alone may not be able to provide all the funding required to provide quality education especially at tertiary level.

“This edifice that is being commissioned today, will be known and called “The CIBN Bankers Hall”. It will serve as the melting pot for the training and development of future ready bankers. The facility is a 160 seater lecture theater, fully furnished and equipped with ultra-modern facilities.

“I have no doubt that this structure would serve as an important tool in the delivery of high-quality education to future bankers. I therefore would like to seize this opportunity to urge the students to use the hall responsibly, so it can serve successive generations.

“I feel highly elated and excited to address this august gathering on this auspicious occasion. On Monday, October 18, 2021, we gathered at this very spot to perform the groundbreaking ceremony of this beautiful edifice that is being commissioned today.” 

“On that day, I did promised that the building would be completed in record time. I am most grateful to God for the completion of the project and for keeping us all alive to witness its commissioning. Indeed, our dream of yesterday has become our reality today.

“I congratulate the Governing Council, Management, Staff and Students of The Polytechnic Ibadan, for emerging the best Linkage institution in the South-West geopolitical zone; an accomplishment which afforded the institution the rare privilege of being the beneficiary of the Institute’s Legacy Project in the zone.

“Today’s event will remain indelible in the annals of our highly revered Institute and that of The Polytechnic Ibadan, in that the attainment of this feat, is a fulfillment of a dream long conceived.”

He also pointed out that the institute embarked on the legacy project across the six geo-political zones with that of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, the first to be completed and commissioned. 

The Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, in his remarks, lauded the entire members and the governing body of the CIBN, for the opportunity accorded the institution for the fully equipped ultra modern hall with state of art facilities.

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