It is indeed an honour to be invited to make few remarks on this important occasion. I want to start by welcoming our distinguished senators and members of the National Assembly for making time to be part of this programme in spite of their busy schedules. I feel delighted by your esteemed presence at this retreat and by always identifying with the Corporation in its various activities aimed at ensuring safe and sound banking practices in the country.
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, retreat of this nature, provides participants with the opportunity to rub minds and generate new ideas on how to move organizations forward. It also provides opportunity for capacity building for the purpose of improving participants’ performance, which in our case is the quality of policies and decisions taken by the NDIC Board of Directors. It is against this backdrop that the Corporation took the responsibility of hosting an annual retreat for its board members towards the effective and efficient delivery of its mandate.
Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the NDIC Board, I want to assure you that we are committed to putting in place policies and measures that would ensure that the NDIC achieves its statutory mandate in line with the confidence reposed on it by Mr. President and the Nigerian people.
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me at this juncture, implore all participants to consider this retreat as an opportunity to tap from the wealth of experience and rich knowledge of the carefully chosen faculty brought together to facilitate the programme. I also want to urge you to make the retreat very interactive so that at the end, you would learn useful lessons on the dynamics of the Nigerian financial system and how it can be developed further.
Finally, I wish to conclude this few remarks by thanking you for your attention and also wishing you fruitful deliberations.
Amb. Dr. Hassan Adamu, Wakilin Adamawa
Chairman, NDIC Board of Directors