Compliance Institute Nigeria to induct 150 new members

A total of 150 newly certified members will be inducted by the Compliance Institute Nigeria on December 8, 2018.

L-R: Isioma Gogo-Anazodo, Pattison Boleigha, and Abimbola Adeseyoju at an event to announce the 2nd investiture and induction ceremony of CIN in Lagos.

The institute kicked off activities lined up for the second Induction and AGM ceremony on Friday, November 23, 2018 with a media briefing.

Pattison Boleigha, FCIN, the president and chairman of the board of the institute made this known to the general public.

Boleigha said the second induction and AGM will hold on December 8, 2018 at Ijewere Hall, Chartered Institute of Banks in Nigeria (CIBN) on Victoria Island, Lagos.

He further said the event is yet another giant stride towards actualizing Nigeria’s efforts to stem the scourge of corruption, defeat terrorism and instil discipline and a culture of compliance in Nigeria.

He said, "A total of over 150 newly certified members who successfully sat for and passed the Institute’s compliance professional examinations will be awarded Designate Compliance Professional (DCP).  Another 10 members will be decorated with Associate, Compliance Institute, Nigeria (ACIN) after applying for and obtaining exemptions as compliance practitioners with the requisite qualifications and experience. Finally, 25 prominent compliance practitioners in Nigeria will be receiving the prestigious Honorary Fellowship, Compliance Institute, Nigeria (FCIN-H).

"The political and economic environment in Nigeria and globally has recently gone through tremendous changes with a fast pace in changes in regulation in all sectors. The Compliance Institute for Banks and Other Financial Institutions in Nigeria Ltd/GTE also known as “Compliance Institute, Nigeria” (CIN) was incorporated on Thursday, 22nd January 2015 as a ‘Company limited by Guarantee” to meet this fast pace of regulatory changes, by helping to build a compliance culture driven by compliance professionals. Midwifed by the Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN), the Institute was established to promote professionalism, facilitate cooperation and maintenance of compliance standards.

"The CIN has reviewed it’s DCP curriculum to include more contemporary compliance topics such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Ethics, Governance and Treating Customers Fairly. The examinations for award of ACIN certification will commence in 2019 and is also expected to cover Telecommunications, manufacturing (Pharmaceutical, Foods and Beverages), Oil and Gas and Mining areas.

"The Institute continues to offer membership benefits on its website, such as on-line training facilities, webinar, podcasts, conferences and various learning resources to continually update knowledge. An ultra-modern office will be declared open as part of the induction event courtesy of Polaris Bank Plc who provided the office space together with Sterling Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc who funded the interior design work.

"In other to further enhance the value of it’s certification, the Institute is entering into a strategic partnership with a notable compliance body,  the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) of Florida, United States of America. The partnership with ACAMS will provide CIN members with a wide range of compliance professional resources at highly discounted rates. Arrangements have also been concluded to provide scholarships for indigent student members to encourage more student members to get compliance certifications," he said.

Continuing, Boleigha said, discussions have commenced with the other sectors of the economy outside the financial services, such as Law Enforcement Agencies, Tax Administration, Telecommunications, Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical, Foods and Beverages), Oil and Gas, Mining and Government ministries, departments and agencies.

Already, the CIN boasts of  a present membership strength of about 1200, as it continues drive for membership.

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