New Skye Bank GMD says de­pos­i­tors funds safe

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Chris Agabi

The new Group Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor/ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, has as­sured of the bank’s good health and sta­bil­ity.

A state­ment from the bank said Mr. Abiru gave the as­sur­ance shortly af­ter tak­ing over from his pre­de­ces­sor, Mr. Ti­mothy Ogun­tayo, yes­ter­day.

He said the bank’s fun­da­men­tals re­mained strong and vir­ile, as­sur­ing cus­tomers and other stake­hold­ers of the safety of their funds and in­vest­ments.

The new Skye Bank boss said his team would lever­age on the bank’s rep­utable in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy plat­form to make it not just a front­line re­tail and com­mer­cial bank, but an in­dus­try leader.

Abiru who out­lined his vi­sion for the bank said his team would har­ness the ex­per­tise and skill sets of em­ploy­ees and the re­con­sti­tuted board to take Skye to new and higher heights.

He noted that be­ing a sys­tem­at­i­cally im­por­tant bank, Skye Bank oc­cu­pies a sen­si­tive role in the fi­nan­cial life of Nige­ri­ans and West Africa.

The CBN had on Mon­day ap­proved the re­con­sti­tu­tion of the board of Skye Bank Plc., and ap­pointed Mr M.K. Ah­mad and Mr. Tokunbo Abiru as the new chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor re­spec­tively. Other mem­bers of the re­con­sti­tuted board are Bayo Sanni, Idris Yakubu, Markie Idowu and Abim­bola Izu, all ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tors be­fore now.

The re­con­sti­tu­tion of the board fol­lowed the vol­un­tary res­ig­na­tion of the for­mer chair­man, Dr. Tunde Ayeni and other non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tors of the bank.

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