Chartered bankers seek repair of dilapidated Lagos roads
THE Chartered institute of Bankers of Nigeria has canvassed for the repairs and rehabilitation of dilapidated roads in Lagos State, especially on Victoria island and its environs.
The President and Chairman of Council of the institute, Dr Uche Olowu, made the call when he was received during a visit to the governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu.
The CIBN president explained that the banking industry would continue to partner with the state government towards achieving its goal of transforming Lagos into a smart city.
Olowu said the CIBN was ready to collaborate with the government in organising an annual seminar for judges on banking and allied matters for the Lagos State judiciary.
According to him, the CIBN would leverage on its over 20 years experience of running a similar programme for all the judges in the country in collaboration with the National Judicial institute.
He said that the institute was willing to partner relevant ministries of the state government to enhance the capacity of their personnel in the area of banking and finance.
While welcoming the CIBN team, the governor assured that his administration would commence infrastructure renewal, including the repairs and upgrading of roads in the state, especially Victoria island and its environs within the first quarter of 2020.
Sanwo-olu said that his government would, within its resources, continue to provide a safe, secured and friendly environment for businesses in the state to thrive and live up to the expectations of the public.
Sanwo-olu commended the efforts of the institute and the banking industry for their various contributions to the development of the state, especially toward ensuring an efficient and effective security system.
He promised to facilitate the discussion between the institute and the Lagos State Judiciary on the proposed seminar for banking and allied matters for judges.