The new Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank Plc, Tokunbo Abiru, has affirmed the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) statement that Skye bank remains healthy and strong.
Abiru made the statement after taking over from his predecessor, Timothy Oguntayo. He said that the bank’s fundamentals remain strong and virile, assuring customers and other stakeholders of the safety of their funds and investments.
The new Skye Bank boss said his team would leverage on the bank’s reputable information technology platform to make the bank not just a frontline retail and commercial bank, but an industry leader.
However, observers believe that if the bank was healthy as stated by Abiru, why did the former board members of the bank to resigned?
This statement does not hold waters according to one of the shareholders in the bank, who pleaded anonymity. “We have heard this folklore before and we are not ready to take it hook, line and sinker, for us, all is not well with our Bank,” he quipped.
Abiru who outlined his vision for the bank said his team would harness the expertise and skill sets of the bank’s employees and the reconstituted board to take the bank to new and higher heights. He noted that being a systematically Important Bank (SIB) Skye Bank occupies a sensitive role in the financial life of Nigerians and West Africa.
The CBN had on Monday approved the reconstitution of the Board of Skye Bank, with the apex bank appointing Alhaji M.K. Ahmad and Mr. Tokunbo Abiru as the new Chairman and Managing Director of the bank respectively. (Marketing Space)