The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Seye Awojobi, has urged young graduates in the banking sector to do what is right to excel in their chosen area of banking.
He said this at the graduation of Ecobank pioneer management trainees in Lagos.
He said, “You should see yourself as change agents. For you to grow in your career, you must possess integrity and honesty. You must also be consistent and aspire to achieve. Strive to do what is right at all times.”
Alluding to the state-of-the-art equipment, syllabus and faculty of the Ecobank Academy, Awojobi disclosed that the CIBN had granted exemptions in some of the courses in its professional examinations to graduates of the academy.
He therefore urged the young graduates to take advantage of the Ecobank waiver to become chartered members of the institute.
Awojobi, who was represented by the Group Head, Membership Services, CIBN, Akin Morakinyo, commended Ecobank Nigeria’s various initiatives targeted at building the capacity of its workforce.
The registrar observed that over the years, the bank had accorded priority to various learning and development initiatives which exposed the personnel to new career development within the banking industry.
He emphasised that such competency improvement was important for the banking sector, stressing that it aligned with the current dynamics of the industry and global best practice.
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, charged the graduates to discharge their duties and assignments with high level of professionalism.
He said that Ecobank was a veritable platform for them to excel and attain their career aspirations.