Sterling Bank Plc says it is hosting a lecture on non-interest banking as part of its continuous bid to sensitise the public about opportunities in various financing options.
Themed “Reducing poverty and unemployment through non-interest banking”, the event will take place in Kano on January 15, according to a statement by the lender.
“This is part of the bank’s commitment to further deepen the awareness and public enlightenment of alternative finance or non-interest banking in Nigeria,” it added.
The Executive Director, Finance and Strategy, Sterling Bank, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, said the bank would continue to intensify efforts to sell the Sterling Alternative Finance offerings to customers and prospects while remaining a reference institution in the area of non-Interest banking.
The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is expected to headline the public lecture as the Royal father of the day while Governor Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano State will be special guest of honor.
The statement noted that seasoned scholars and policymakers on all aspects of non-interest banking would present papers and make valuable contributions to the discourse.
These include: Secretary to the CBN, Dr. Bashir Umar; Dean, Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies, Bayero University Kano, Prof. Suleiman Karwai; and Dr. Ahmad Dogarawa of the Accounting Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Others are Dr. Aliyu Thahir of the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance; Dr Basheer Oshodi, and the Group Head, NIB, Sterling Bank, Mr. Abdullahi Lamido.
Sterling Bank commenced non-interest banking in 2013 when the CBN granted it the license to operate the window.