CIBN confers highest honour on UBA’s Alawuba

The Group Managing Director/CEO United Bank for Africa (UBA), Oliver Alawuba has been bestowed the Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Alawuba was conferred with the highest honour for bankers during the Institute’s 2023 investiture ceremony held in Lagos at the weekend, rereceiving the award alongside other 20 distinguished Nigerians across banking, finance and aviation.

This prestigious honour is bestowed upon individual who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, expertise, and contributions to the field of banking and finance.

“Alawuba’s achievements in the banking sector are a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and financial inclusion .With a career spanning over 30 years, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the banking landscape in Nigeria and beyond. His leadership, visionary approach, and dedication have had a profound impact on the growth and development of the banking industry in the region,” says the citation read at the event by the Institute’s Registrar, Akin Morakinyo.

“Alawuba’s dedication to the highest standards of professionalism, financial innovation, and inclusion makes him a deserving recipient of this prestigious title,” Morakinyo noted.

Speaking during the ceremony, the President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Ken Opara praised Mr. Alawuba along other awardees for their outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards in banking.

He noted that their accomplishments have set a benchmark for future leaders in the industry and have significantly advanced the CIBN’s mission to promote professionalism and ethics in banking.

Alawuba expressed his gratitude for the honour, stating, “I am truly humbled to receive this prestigious title from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. It is a testament to the collective efforts of all the teams and individuals I have had the privilege of working with throughout my career. I remain committed to the ideals and values of the CIBN, and I look forward to continued collaboration with the Institute in promoting excellence and ethics in the banking sector.”