NDIC Boss, Hassan welcomes financial journalists, editors
October 24 (THEWILL) – Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Managing Director Mr. Bello Hassan will lead the company’s senior management to host a contingent of media professionals at his workshop for business editors and members of the Finance Correspondents Association. of Nigeria (FICAN), holding in Gombe this week. A document on the event seen by THEWILL and signed by Bashir Nuhu, NDIC Director of Communications and Public Affairs, showed that the three-day workshop on the theme: “Enduring Extreme Disruption – Resilince & Reinvention for Banking System Stability and Deposit Insurance ”from October 26th to 28th at Gombe International Hotel, Gombe.
It will bring together participants from various media organizations on print, electronic and online platforms across the country, as well as selected non-governmental organizations committed to defending the stability of the financial system.
The NDIC has built the capacity of financial journalists and editors to equip them with knowledge and reporting tools on the stability of the financial system and to actively engage in the dissemination of NDIC policies and programs.
This year’s edition will be the first to be addressed by Mr. Hassan in his capacity as Director General following the confirmation of his appointment by the Senate in February 2021. He succeeded AlhajiUmaru Ibrahim who retired the year last at the end of his two-term mandate. .
NDIC has been at the forefront of capacity building to develop a strong financial services sector. In June 2020, NDIC Academy received recertification and its accreditation was renewed as a training service provider for banking professionals for the next three years by the Board of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, NDIC hosted a series of virtual capacity building sessions, including a two-day virtual international conference on the theme ‘Financial System Stability, Fintech and Emerging Risks: A Challenge for banking supervisors ”in October 2020.
The program brought together speakers and participants from the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sister deposit insurers, supervisory and resolution authorities, as well as as professionals and practitioners of financial systems around the world. .
This was part of the efforts to promote the sharing of knowledge and experiences among key stakeholders on FinTech, and helped promote a broad discussion on policy options to address emerging risks and opportunities associated with FinTech.