The Financial Institutions Training Centre says it has provided training, consulting and research services to 65,000 bankers, other players in the financial services sector and related industries in its 38 years of operation.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FITC, Dr Lucy Newman, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that 6,900 of the beneficiaries of the institute’s training were directors of banks and other financial institutions.
Newman stated that some of the training programmes focused on corporate governance, board evaluation and other basic issues meant to bridge the skills gap in the industry.
Meanwhile, the centre said that Newman would this month be honoured in the United States of America with the prestigious Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, after being notified by the President of the International Society for Performance Improvement, Scott Casad, over the award holding at an ISPI Annual Awards Luncheon in the US.
The statement read in part, The recognition of Newman comes few weeks to the end of her two terms of five years each at the FITC. She was selected for the 2019 Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award based on strong recommendations from the ISPI Awards Entries Review Committee and unanimous decision by the ISPI Global Board.
After receiving the award, she will respond to an audience of 2,000 to 2,500 performance improvement practitioners across industry clusters, from over 50 countries and six continents. The ISPI, a non-profit membership organisation, believes in ‘being better matters.’ It helps people and organisations make a difference to their co-workers, clients, communities and world.
FITC is the apex management development institution in the Nigerian financial services sector which operates as a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee. Its membership consists of institutions within the Nigerian Banker’s Committee.
It added, The agency’s continental footprints show its services are being patronised by operators and regulators within the financial services sector, especially, the banking industry in Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Cote d’ Ivoire, Mozambique, Zambia and Ethiopia. FITC has under Newman continued to provide premium quality training, consulting and research services to the players in the financial sector and related industries within Nigeria and across Africa. It has equally, promoted the practice of good corporate governance and bridged knowledge-gap in the sector.