CIBN Endows Bankers Hall in Unizik for Finance, Scholars, Students

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has endowed a hall in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), Awka, named the CIBN Bankers Hall.

The group presented the keys of the building to the Vice Chancellor of Unizik, Professor Charles Esimone, during a special event organised in the institution.

President/Chairman of CIBN, Dr. Ken Opara, described the hall as a digital house that contained every resource and information needed by students and scholars of Economics and Finance.

Opara said: “In April we were here to inaugurate the building of the bankers’ hall, and today I’m happy to say that we have concluded and furnished this edifice.

“It is a 160 seater auditorium. It is going to be a smart house. From here you can access information from all over the world as it relates to economics and finance.

“This is our commitment to advance Banking and Finance in Nigeria as a whole. This transcends the realm of physical infrastructure. It stands as an emblem of the unwavering support of CIBN to promote excellence. This establishment is an eloquent testimony to our ideals at CIBN.”

He implored students and scholars to make optimal use of the building, while calling on the management of the university to ensure proper maintenance.

“I implore the students who are the beneficiaries to use it optimally, and the management to also prioritise its maintenance.

“At CIBN, we have set up a human capital development fund. This is a fund endowed by bankers, to help banking and finance graduates who have served their youth corps the opportunity to go for training, which would make them you become a readymade workforce with the requisite experience.”

In his response, Esimone praised the CIBN for contributing to the development of banking and finance education in the country, while also promising steady maintenance and optimal use of the facility.

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