Lagos Business School recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (Centre for Financial Studies) to provide customised solutions in the finance and banking sector. The MOU was signed, on December 18, 2013 by the Dean of LBS, Prof Enase Okonedo and the CIBN President, Dr Segun Aina, at the Bankers House Lagos.
In his opening remarks, Dr Aina commended LBS’ achievements of setting the pace and leading executive education in Nigeria for over 20 years. He also expressed his anticipation of the impending undergraduate degree programmes scheduled to begin in 2014.
Dr Aina also emphasised that the relationship between LBS/PAU and the CIBN would culminate in the provision of customised solutions and progressive research, delivered by the very best minds in academia and industry, for the finance and banking sector.
Prof Enase Okonedo described the day as historic. She commended the president and his team for expediting this visionary partnership in pushing forward this affiliation as part of the solution to upscale the skills of those in the sector. With CIBN turning 50, she noted that its practical experience in banking and finance would serve as a solid foundation for the Centre’s future achievements.
“LBS maintains its ethos in being a visionary institution, committed to growth and innovation, it will today make a commitment, to partner, forge ahead and impart actionable skills in banking and finance” she said.
The esteemed representatives Prof Enase Okonedo of LBS and Dr Segun Aina of CIBN, signed copies of the MOU in the presence of the press and members of each body. The signing was witnessed by Joan Egwuterai, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Dr Uju M. Ogubunka, Registrar/CE of CIBN.
The Board was sworn in on December 19, 2013.