The premier mortgage squads of Nigeria Mortgage Refinancing Company, Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria came together to give a befitting send forth to one of its own, Mrs. Agnes Tokunbo Martins, Out-going Director – Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department (OFISD), Central Bank of Nigeria.
The highbrow event was held at the exquisite seaside view hall of the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island and played host to industry professionals from both government and private financial institutions including agencies, mortgage, pensions and investments banking institutions.
The welcome address, given by Mr. Kehinde Ogundimu, CEO, NMRC extolled the international underwriting and accreditation standards introduced into the Mortgage industry by the Out-going Director and professional ethics she pursued in the discharge of her duties, bringing much needed restructuring to the sector.
The President, MBAN, Mr. Adeniyi Akinlusi had the privilege of reading the illustrious profile of Mrs. Martins, who has served in various sub-sectors of the Nigerian financial market for 35 years.
Eulogies and encomiums poured in for the celebrant by colleagues, friends and family members including the Chief Bank Examiner, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mr. Etopidiok Joshua James who spoke laudably about the collaborative achievement with the CBN to achieve breathtaking feats for the mortgage sector during her tenure as Director, OFISD.
Among the dignitaries that graced the event were the MD/CEO, First Trust Mortgage Bank, MD/CEO, Leadway Pensions, General Martins, including family members of the celebrant, Squadron Leader (rtd) Martins, and Pastor and Pastor (Mrs.) Nubi, among a host of others.
Mrs. Tokunbo Martins was presented gifts by Arc. Ahmed Dangiwa, MD/CEO, FMBN, ably represented by the Lagos Zonal Head, FMBN and other organisations represented at the event.
The event wrapped up with vote of thanks by Mr. Kayode Omotosho, Executive Secretary/CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria.