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Firm Seeks to Build Capacity in Banking Sector

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Obinna Chima
The NIIT Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India’s largest banking training institute Monday announced the inauguration of the IFBI center in Nigeria.

The move, according to a statement yesterday, was to develop a pool of skilled banking professionals in Nigeria.

To this end, the IFBI said it had also introduced its flagship ‘PGDB’ programme. The PGDB programme is designed to meet the skill requirements of the fast evolving banking industry in the country.

“NIIT, a leading global talent development corporation, has played a critical role in empowering the youth of Nigeria with employability skills over the last 13 years. NIIT now launches NIIT IFBI, which has trained over 110,000 students and professionals in India for the banking and financial services industry.

“PGDB has unique technology application training modules that give a hands-on experience on the latest banking software. The program is aimed at providing direct exposure to real-life banking environment with industry immersion and expert interactions,” it said.

It also stated that the course offers insights into retail banking, credit management, international banking and corporate finance, adding that it will equip students with crucial professional and life skills such as selling skills and techniques, sales planning, business communication, customer service skills.

The Chief Executive, Career Building Solutions, NIIT Limited, Mr. G. Raghavan said: “Over its six year journey, NIIT IFBI has trained over 110,000 students and professionals for the banking and finance industry. We are excited to now offer our industry endorsed programs to the youth of Nigeria, and aim to create a large talent pool of skilled professionals for the c ompetitive global banking industry. ”

Article Credit: Thisday Newspaper

Updated 6 Years ago

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