Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State says his administration has established a vibrant relationship with Banking and finance industry for the economic development of the state.
The governor gave this indication when executives of the Chartted Institute of Bankers of Nigeria paid him an advocacy visit at the Council Chambers, Government House, Bauchi.
Governor Bala Mohammed described the Institute as a key stakeholder in financial management and requested for their support to enable the state government acesss more financial interventions.
“I am highly delighted to receive you for a mutual engagement, I am aware on the effort of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria towards protecting the interest of Nigerian Banking system.”
“On behalf of the Government and people of Bauchi State, I appreciate the Institute for the construction of lecture halls in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi for the benefit of banking and finance students.”
The governor said the state government will continue to work with financial institutions and all the relevant stakeholders to enable his administration deepens good governance.
Governor Bala Mohammed reiterated the commitment of the state government in the maintenance of peace and security for the Banking and finance industry to thrive in the state.
On his part, the President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr Bayo Olugbemi said the Institute was in Bauchi to engage critical stakeholders and banking community with a view to ensuring growth and development of banking and finance sector in the State.
“The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria appreciate the Bauchi State Government for its support to the banking industry by way of efficient and effective security system which has provided enabling environment for the Banking and finance industry to thrive in the State.”
“Your Excellency, we are here to discuss with you on how we can deepen our relationship for the growth and development of Bauchi State and Nigeria at large.”
The President told the governor that the Institute has commenced construction of a 160 seater ultra modern lectures hall as part of its effort to deepening the study of banking and finance so as to address the gap between the industry and the academic.
From Jamilu Barau