THE CIBN CONFERENCE
Two of our highly esteemed students in Banking and Finance represented us at the just concluded CIBN conference which held at Abuja on the 11th and 12th of september 2018.
My experience at the CIBN CONFERENCE
We were lectured on how the banking sector should support the small medium enterprise, how they should help them grow, how banks should lend money to them to be able to start up a business. We were introduced to the CIBN governor which was actually an honour for us. The conference also brought about networking and exposure. Mrs Ibukun Awosika also talked about how she has helped the SMEs by lending them certain amounts of money with interest and they have a particular time to pay back. With this movement, it enables youths with no capital to start up a business the financial help to do so.
Apart from the academic aspect, we were able to socialise, we toured to see some parts of Abuja.
BY UDOITAH MARCUS MICHAEL
My experience at the CIBN Conference
It was a lovely experience that brought about a lot of exposure. The trip was fun filled as well as the accommodation, the conference was for 2 days which was scheduled to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday the 11th and 12th of September 2018. The theme was MSMEs as the game changers for economic growth and development. The event was graced by CEOs of all deposit money banks and other top professional and startups in the industry. The bank officials shared their views on the services rendered to assist the growth of MSMEs including other start ups which explained their growth to success and platform through which they had access to finance. The audience was also welcomed by the CIBN president Dr. Uche Messiah Olowo. We also had a keynote motivational speech from Mrs. Ibukun Awosika in issue of addressing the problem of finance. This was the first time I was able to socialise closely with the industry experts and gain much knowledge.