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NDIC gets three international certifications


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The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has become the first public sector organisation in Nigeria to be awarded three International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications by the British Standards Institute (BSI) simultaneously.

The corporation was presented with the three certificates by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, who was represented by the Lead Trade Adviser for Education Sector Opportunities, Ms. Natasha Anjekwu.The three certifications achieved by NDIC are on Information Security Management System ISO/IEC 27001:2013, IT Service Management System ISO/IEC 200001:2011 and Business Continuity Management System ISO22301:2012.

Expressing delight at the development, the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, SERVICOM Office, Mrs. Nnenna Akajameli, lauded NDIC for the feat and urged the corporation to view the certifications as its most valuable assets, which should spur it to greater performance.She said the SERVICOM Office intended to project the NDIC as a model to other public institutions in its efforts to optimise service delivery among public institutions in Nigeria.

Earlier, Anjekwu described the feat as a great achievement. She said NDIC’s fulfilment of the requirement for the certification bore eloquent testimony to its adherence to international best practice in its operations.

The Director of Home Finance in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Olubunmi Siyanbola, who represented the minister, also lauded the corporation and urged it to view the development as a spur towards achieving greater heights.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the NDIC, Umaru Ibrahim, reiterated the commitment of the corporation to lead in addressing the challenges of the financial services industry in Nigeria with a view to engendering professionalism and accountability.

While expressing his delight at the emergence of the Corporation as the first public institution in the country to be certified with the three standards at once, the NDIC Boss added that the feat was consistent with the implementation of its renewable five-year strategic plan, and its desire to be the best deposit insurer in the world by 2020.He promised that the Corporation would not rest on its oars in maintaining the standard it has set for itself.

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