The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Imo State Branch has conferred on an Ngor Okpala born banker, Mr. Charles Chigozie Oguibe a Professional Excellence in Banking award.
The CIBN conferred the award on him at her 2022 annual CIBN Dinner/Awards Night, with the theme, “Building resilience for Economic growth in a challenged economy; the agricultural finance option”, delivered by Mr. Linus Okafor, the Accountant General, Imo State.
The ceremony held at the Rockview Hotels, Owerri, on November 19, 2022.
Mr Oguibe, who attended the ceremony with his wife, Mrs. Chinyere Clara Oguibe was eulogized for keeping to the principles and tenets of the job, as well as being a role model to many.
According to the Imo State CIBN Chairman, Mr. Rogers Augustine I. Nwoke, the dinner/awards night marked the end of the 2022 Bankers Week which began with a football tournament among banks in the state.
Participating banks were First Bank, UBA, Access Bank, and Zenith Bank, with Zenith Bank lifting the trophy.
Bankers used the opportunity to take stock of activities in the year, and re-strategize for a better new fiscal year.
Oguibe was commended for his uniqueness and resilience, throughout his 24 years in the industry.
He was bestowed with the honour because of his immense contributions to the growth of the organization.
Oguibe has held several positions such as Cash Officer, Head of Operations, Regional Customer Services Manager East and later South South, Branch Manager, Area Manager, Regional Sales Manager.
Currently, Oguibe occupies the position of Group Head, Retail Banking Division South East, Access Bank PLC.
Responding, the award recipient acknowledged the efforts of the organizers for deeming it fit in uniting bankers under CIBN.
He opined that banking has remained a noble profession with major responsibilities to social stability.
Oguibe assured that the award would spur him into impacting tremendously in the society and the banking industry.
He promised to impact on lives, especially the upcoming bankers, as well as sustain his support for the CIBN