Posted By AdminBy Dedeigbo AyodejiThe Chairman, Body of Bank CEOs and Group Managing Director of Access Bank PLC,Herbert Wigwe, has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to CorporateGovernance and Rule of Law in Nigeria’s Banking Industry.+Wigwe was presented the Juris Law Award by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim TankoMuhammad at the 2021 Judges Workshop on Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act(BOFIA) 2020 which held on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 in Abuja.+Also honoured with an award was the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), GodwinEmefiele. The Juris Law Award is presented in honour of leaders who are taking significantsteps towards promoting economic growth in Nigeria through deepening institutions,corporate governance and Rule of Law.+Accepting the award, Wigwe stated that he was honoured to receive the award, adding that“through innovative banking initiatives and our underlying sustainability drive, Access Bankwill continue to create shared value for all our stakeholders, striking a balance betweencompetitive advantage and corporate social responsibility.”+Wigwe and Emefiele have partnered in the creation of several positive socio-economicinitiatives such as the Creative Industries and Financing Initiative; a loan scheme developedto provide access to long-term and low-interest financing for entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Inaddition, Wigwe, Emefiele and Aliko Dangote were key parties in the formation of theCoalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) – a vehicle created to spearhead corporateNigeria’s support for the federal government’s fight against the deadly virus. The successfulcoalition funded the establishment of response centres, +acquisition of medical equipment,supplies and food palliatives for vulnerable Nigerians.+The 2021 Judges Workshop on Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020focused on reforms and the statutory requirements imposed by CBN on all banks and otherfinancial institutions in Nigeria to adopt policies on anti-money laundering and combating thefinancing of terrorism and cyber security in Nigeria.+Also in attendance of the workshop were the Attorney General of the Federation andMinister of Justice (AGF); Abubakar Malami (SAN); the Appeal Court President, JusticeMonica Dongban-Mensen; the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho;the Former Chief Justice of Nigeria and former Chairman, Board of Governors, NationalJudicial Institute, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed and other high ranking judicial officersand the legal community.