In light of the instability in the banking industry, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and other stakeholders have urged the 1,857 recent graduates of the institute to benefit from its many creative efforts to advance their professional and personal growth.
At the 2022 CIBN graduates’ induction and prize awards day, which was conducted on Saturday, the call was made in conjunction with other stakeholders by Ken Opara, President/Chairman of Council, CIBN.
“Career Development in a Changing World: Strategies for Financial Services Professionals” was the event’s theme.
Opara claims that the institute is unwavering in its dedication to provide its members and stakeholders with value addition and capacity building.
The institute’s annual induction ceremony is the venue for the formal admission of student members who have passed their exams and met all other requirements stipulated by the CIBN Governing Council into full professional membership.
Opara stated that “Today, we live in a world characterised by the new normal. Change and massive disruption are understood to be the defining factors in how we live, work and operate.
“The global economy is buffeted by headwinds of change sweeping across national borders and traditional industry boundaries, the financial services industry is not exempt. Driving these changes are factors such as fintech, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Essentially, technology has been the major driver of change. Therefore, the need for career development for professionals in today’s VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world has become a very important subject that cannot be overemphasized.”
Also present at the event was the excellent guest speaker on the 2022 theme, Kafilat Araoye, Managing Director of LOTUS Bank Limited, defined career development as the assistance an organization offers to a worker’s professional and personal development.