Jaiz Bank Plc (NGX: JAIZBANK) says that the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Dr. Sirajo Salisu as the Managing Director/CEO of the Bank.
This is contained in a filing with Nigerian Exchange on Monday.
Salisu appointment would take effect from October 16, 2022 following the retirement of the incumbent MD, Mallam Hassan Usman.
“Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sirajo was the Executive Director Business Development North,” the bank said.
“He is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Fellow Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and Honorary Senior Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
“Dr. Sirajo has over 28 years practical banking experience with more than a decade at Top Management Level. He started his banking career in 1992 with Inland Bank Plc as a Supervisor and rose to Assistant General Manager in 2009 with First Inland Bank Plc, where he held various.
“Managerial Positions in both Operations, Credit Administration and Business Development including Regional Manager FCT Abuja.
“In 2009, he was appointed Managing Director/CEO Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB), a position he held till January 2015.
“Dr. Sirajo joined Jaiz Bank Plc in 2016 and served as the Regional Manager South while supervising the Treasury Department of the Bank. In 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank and later eleväted to the position of Executive Director of the Bank.
“Dr. Sirajo has attended several Management and Islamic Banking Courses within and outside Nigeria as a participant and/or a speaker. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (SMP 33) and Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (PALMII), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The Management and Board of Jaiz Bank Plc wish Dr. Sirajo success and confident his appointment will further strengthen the Bank.”
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