Association of Corporate and Marketing Professionals of Banks (ACAMB’s) role in providing strategic initiatives for redefining the image of the Banking industry that resonates with customers, has been emphasized.
Speaking at an engage
ment session during a recent meeting with to CBN by ACAMB’s Exco, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, observed that the increasing synergy between CBN and ACAMB will be beneficial in championing new ideas to properly manage the image of the Banking industry as a potent vehicle for promoting financial systems stability.
Pledging the support of CBN to ACAMB, Okorafor listed frequently reoccurring customer feedbacks that have continued to form perceptions around the Banking industry such as appropriate pricing and Bank charges, adding that continuous customer engagement will help clarify misconceptions.
The Regulator’s Spokesperson used the opportunity to appraise the ACAMB Exco of the objectives of various funding intervention initiatives of CBN such as NIRSAL, Agribusiness, Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme, etc. being operated to enable many people get access to funding to stabilize the economy, stating further that: “the next agenda of CBN is how to grow the economy in a non-inflationary manner or at best, grow side by side with moderate inflation”.
Earlier while briefing the corporate communications team of CBN, the President of ACAMB, Charles Aigbe, said that the Association’s delegation were at the CBN to present ACAMB’s strides having resuscitated the body to drive its visions, programmes and activities aimed at promoting the image of the Banking industry.
Listing achievements of the new ACAMB to include conducting election to fill positions in the Exco and ratifying same at its AGM, Refurbishing and rebranding of ACAMB secretariat to a modern office ambiance, holding stakeholders engagement with colleagues, started quarterly knowledge sharing sessions, facilitating certification of qualified members with NIPR and working out same arrangement currently with APCON, launching ACAMB website and social media handles, to name a few, Charles Aigbe stated that the programmes are with clear intentions of providing a platform to groom a vibrant association of members.
The ACAMB president prayed the CBN to give opportunity for ACAMB to make inputs to policy directions of Bankers Committee and also accept invitation to facilitate its 3rd quarterly edition of experience sharing session of the Association slated for July.
Mr. Aigbe used the occasion of the meeting to send ACAMB’s felicitation to the CBN Governor, on what he described as well-deserved reappointment to serve a 2nd term in office, while also conveying the goodwill message of members of ACAMB to Isaac Okorafor over recent elevation that led to his confirmation as the substantive Director of Corporate Communications of the Apex Bank.