Islamic banking alumni visit Yobe bank
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The members and National President of Alumni, International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF), Bayero University Kano, recently paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Managing Director of Yobe Microfinance Bank Limited.
The National President Ahmad Suleiman Gimba and his team were received by the Managing Director of the bank, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim and his management staff in his office.
In his address, the National President of the Alumni expressed delight that for the first time a Managing Director with the background of Islamic Finance has been appointed to head the microfinance bank.
Gimba also called on him to use his talent and knowledge to initiate and apply viable financial instruments, as policies for the microfinance bank which is the closest financial intermediation facility to the grassroots in the state.
He also advised him to enter into a partnership with major investors and entrepreneurs, agriculturalists and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) so as to maximize input and output plans of the bank, so as to yield positive results in this era of COVID-19.
In his remark, Dr. Ibrahim thanked them over the visit, promising to be very active, taking into cognizance the high percentage of poor people in the state.
He pointed out that the state population was already disturbed by the unrest and now COVID-19 pandemic, requesting the Alumni and the Islamic Finance Institute for advice “because the financial world is very wide,” he affirmed.
He maintained that he has an open-door policy, and he welcomes progressive advice which could help him to deliver excellent services.