By Dipo Olowookere
Saturday, April 7, 2018 has been fixed for the elections/Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Both events will take place at the Ijewere Hall, Bankers House, Pc 19 Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos at 10am.
According to the election guidelines released by the institute and approved by the Governing Council on December 7, 2017, the positions to be contested for include President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents and National Treasurer.
It was stated that candidates must be elected Fellows who are holding or have held top management positions in the banking & finance and allied sectors.
They must have shown demonstrable interest in the affairs of the Institute, be in a position to speak authoritatively on topical issues affecting the banking and financial services industry and the economy at large.
Others include they must have spent at least one term (candidates for President must have served at least two terms) of two years as active Council Members of the Institute either as an individual or representing an Institution or must have actively served in a Committee of the Governing Council for two years, and have personality and image acceptable to the Governing Council and the generality of members.
Also, the guidelines stipulated that candidates applying for election shall be financially up to date as at January 18, 2018, and members should be financially up to date (payment of annual subscriptions, levies etc) on or before March 23, 2018 to qualify to vote.
The screening of applications, according to the guidelines, shall be done by the CIBN Election Organising Committee, and candidates found not eligible for election for the post sought, will be informed in writing after the Governing Council’s approval of the Committee’s recommendation, while the CIBN Election Organising Committee will recommend eligible candidates to Council.
The guidelines, signed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the CIBN, Mr Seye Awojobi, stressed that the polls shall be conducted by electronic voting (off-site).
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