Lagos — THE apex bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been advised to shelve its proposed plan to conduct examination for all managing directors of registered microfinance banks across the country.
Condemning the CBN's moves, is the managing director of Ojokoro Micro Finance Bank, Mr. Peter Taiwo while addressing newsmen after a meeting with board of the bank.
He said such plan would not augur well for the survival of the banks, because these Micro Finance Bank MDs were appointed on the basis of their qualifications and experience just like commercial banks.
Mr. Taiwo said, the board of MicroFinance banks also appointed their managing directors after rigorous interview with board members.
He warned the CBN that doing so may draw the clock back and retard the smooth running of the micro banks.
According to him, many of the Microfinance bank MDs had also worked in various commercial banks and CBN before and their experiences and qualifications were enough to run the micro finance banks successfully.
Furthermore, some of the commercial banks are now employing Micro Finance Bank staff because they have enough qualifications and experience.
The only major difference is that the Commercial Banks have many branches while Micro finance Banks are restricted the community they served.
On MD/CEO ten years tenure in office, Mr. Peter said, it's a welcome development and it would allow them to lay a good foundation; stem corruption, embezzlement and improve their performances with stable policy.