The Akwa Ibom branch of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has elected the state commissioner forenvironment and solid minerals as its new chairman.
Mr Charles Udoh was elected during the Institute’s Annual General Meeting/Elections, which took place at the Conference Room of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Uyo, Akwa Ibom capital, recently.
Udoh took over from Dr. Emmanuel Michael whose tenure ended same day of the election of new executives of the institute in the state.
Other elected executive members of the state branch of CIBN were: Mr Imoowo Ekanem, first vice chairman; Ms ItoroSambo, 2nd vice chairman; Mr Emmanuel Olatunji Ojogeneral secretary; Mr Wisdom Abraham, assistant secretary; Mr Echeta Oluchikwu, financial secretary; Mrs Udeme Okop, treasurer and Mr Paul Oladosu, auditor.
While administering the oath of office to the new leadership, the zonal coordinator, CIBN South South Zone, Mrs Chinenye Onwuka, charged them to exhibit high professional conduct in discharging their duties, and thanked the members for the hitch-free election.
Udoh specially thanked members for the trust and confidence reposed in him to pilot the affairs of the institute in Akwa Ibom.
The new state chairman of CIBN, whose banking experience spans over 30 years, lauded the contributions of his predecessor and pledged to work together with all members of his executive to promote the ideals of the institute to attain greater heights.
He said that his immediate task would be to grow the membership strength of the institute through awareness creation.
“I am deeply honoured and grateful to have been elected as the chairman of the Akwa Ibom branch of the Institute. I have made a commitment to take the responsibility out of passion and conviction to move the institute to attain greater heights,”Udoh said.
The outgoing chairman of the branch, Michael, while presenting his annual report, thanked members, the national body and other stakeholders for the support given him during his tenure.
He enjoined members to extend more hands of fellowship and join hands with the new executive to move the institute forward.
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