The attention of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has been drawn to the publication by Online Media especially The Cable “If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be my first Witness in Court” of August 6, 2019.
The statement was purported to have been made at an event of the Institute which is capable of misleading the members of the Public. The Institute did not have any function on the said day for which Mr. Femi Falana was invited and could not have made such a statement.
It is unfortunate that credible media organizations did not ascertain their facts on the platform at which Mr. Falana made the statement. For the records, we will like to state categorically that the event was the Launch of the Book “Why Not” authored by Prof. Pat Utomi which was held at one of the rented facilities of the Institute.
Meanwhile, we will like to acknowledge that the Newspaper Publications have true accounts of the event in their edition of today August 7, 2019. We found it necessary to correct the erroneous impression created by this misleading publication to assure thousands of our members and stakeholders that the Institute has not abandoned its role as a Self-Regulating Organization in the Banking Industry.