The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has said that 1,222 will be certified as professional microfinance bankers, at its upcoming 2019 graduation/prize awards of the professional body in Lagos.
It stated that the inductees would include 34 chartered banker MBA candidates and 37 others with various certifications in banking.
It added that no fewer than 848 other students who had successfully completed the professional examinations of CIBN would be inducted into the institute.
The statement said the event would also feature presentation of prizes to students whose performances in 2018 examinations were outstanding.
It added that a lecture titled, ‘Repositioning for relevance in a competitive environment’, would be delivered by Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Mr Patrick Akinwuntan.
The statement said the special guest of honour would be the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Adebisi Shonubi, while the President/Chairman of Council, CIBN, Dr. Uche Olowu, would chair the occasion.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, CIBN, Mr ‘Seye Awojobi would be the chief host.
It added that the occasion was expected to attract stakeholders in the banking and financial industry and other well- wishers.