Char­tered bankers seek re­pair of di­lap­i­dated La­gos roads

The Punch - - MONEY -

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.

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