By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
…Plans To Integrate Banks’ CCTVs Into Security Network
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration will collaborate with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) on physical development and capacity building for its relevant workforce in the state.
Makinde, while receiving the CIBN team led by its President, Mr. Bayo Olugbemi, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, at the Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, said that his administration is planning to equally integrate banks’ Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), into the state’s security network to improve security within and outside the banking environments.
The governor commended the efforts of the institute and indeed the banking industry for its various contributions to the development of the state, especially toward ensuring an efficient and effective security system.
He added that his administration will continue to support the institution’s activities.
He said: “It will always be my pleasure to support CIBN activities. I believe some of the things you listed, like having you contribute to the budgetary process, is on currently. We invited CIBN and even other professional bodies.
“We went round the state to have stakeholders’ engagements at the local levels and all those inputs were put together for our budget. So, if you are not aware or it was not done through the proper channel, I think they are aware now and will do it.
“On the request for the members of civil service here to take advantage of training and retraining from the institute, we will look into that. I know that one thing this administration has done is to give opportunities to our people to up their game. So, this actually fits into our efforts in that direction, and we will take advantage of that.”
The governor promised to make land available for the institution to build its Secretariat in Oyo State so as to allow CIBN contribute to the expansion of the economy of the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the CIBN President, Mr. Olugbemi, explained that the banking industry would continue to partner with the state government towards achieving its goal of taking Oyo State to greater heights.
He reiterated CIBN’s readiness to collaborate with the government in organising a yearly seminar on banking and allied matters for the Oyo State Judiciary.
According to him, CIBN would leverage on its over 20 years’ experience of running similar programmes for all judges in the country, in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.
He further said that the institute would be most willing to partner with the relevant ministries of the state government to enhance the capacity of their personnel in the area of banking and finance.