Bayelsa State Governor Henry. Seriake Dickson, has expressed his
administration’s commitment to partner with the Chartered Institute of
Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN),  to explore areas of mutual benefits.
The governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary,
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said Dickson stated this when he received the
President and Chairman of the Council of CINN, Prof. Segun Ajibola and
other members in his office at Government House, Yenagoa.
While describing CIBN as strategic to the management of the national
economy, he said the government was desirous of collaborating with the
organisation, with a view to showcasing the potentials of the State,
particularly in the area of power generation, as Bayelsa is endowed
with crude oil and gas.
Dickson commended CIBN for their various programmes and other
initiatives aimed at capacity building in the financial sector, and
lauded the organisation for its decision to establish their presence
in the state.
He said the Bayelsa State Chief Economic Adviser,  Mr Duate Iyabi,
would liaise with members of CIBN on ways to improve the public
financial systems, as well as create opportunities that would be
beneficial to both parties.
Earlier in his remarks, Prof. Ajibola intimated Dickson of the plans
of CIBN to establish a secretariat as well as an examination centre of
the body in Bayelsa.
According to him, the examination centre, when operational will enable
indigenes of the state and neighbouring states to write the
institute’s examinations.
Ajibola also noted that, the institute has been mandated to host the
22nd edition of the World Conference of Banking Institutes in the
country this year, which would serve as a launching pad to exhibit
Bayelsa and the rest of the country’s investment opportunities and
tourist attractions.
He said it is the first time the country would be hosting such a
conference and solicited the state government’s assistance in that

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