Stakeholders call for probe into top banker’s qualification

Stakeholders call for probe into top banker’s qualification

Concerned Stakeholders in the finance and banking sector have called on the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefulie, and the management of an old generation bank to look into the claims and the employment profiles of the current Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O) in charge of HR, IT Transactions support attached with a subsidiary of the old generation bank located at Keffi area of Lagos State.

The C.O.O (named withheld) was accused of deliberately supplying false information to secure her current job, adding that they had reason to doubt the genuineness of her claim that she occupied a top position in her previous employment with an international bank.

The stakeholders, who spoke on the conditions of anonymity said their findings revealed that the employment of the C.O.O by the old generation bank’s subsidiary in 2013 did not follow due process.

They stated that false claim got her the job.

It was said that she was employed without the mandatory NYSC certificate, only to receive exception in 2015, a process the stakeholders said contravenes the employment rules and regulations in the banking sector.

“Curious and may be a little frightened was that we discovered that when she was employed there was no medical certificate nor a reference letter of attestation for the Executive Directorship positions she claimed to have held in her previous job was attached to her file.

“Appropriates employment procedures in the banking sector was not followed when she was employed. It was certain that adequate verification was not carried out on her file by the CBN, and the management of the old generation bank.

“The CBN and her current employer should investigate her claims that she was the Executive Director ,EMEA equity markets, Dept, Capital Acquisitions and Leverage Finance with her former employer between 2007 and 2012.

“These are the career status she flaunted to secure her current job. However she could not have held the directorship positions in the three sensitive positions in the department at once.

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“Also her claims that she was the Vice President, EMEA Equity Derivatives with her former employer where she claimed to have managed a global ECM business with multi-billion dollars revenue, the implementation of standardized business process for Asia ECM incorporating control and accounting for all revenues, is suspicious.

“This is because an Asia market could only be possibly headed or driven by an Asian given the peculiarity of the region,” they said.

They added that the bank 2015 audit report on her overhead HR,IT and FINCON proved their suspicion right.

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