The CBN Governor said that apart from financial contribution to support the activities of WAMZ, efforts towards integration within the ECOWAS sub-region through such institutions as the West African Monetary Authority (WAMA), the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) and West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) have of recent been intensified. According to him, it is in realisation of the magnitude of the activities of Nigerian banks in the WAMZ, that the CBN had to strengthen its supervisory structure and capacity to ensure the safety and soundness of our banking system.
Responding to the CBN Governor, Director General of WAMZ, Dr. Femi Oshinkoya, thanked Mallam Sanusi for taking the initiative to host the inaugural meeting of the college and reminded participants of the emphasis on global financial stability, hence the need for the college to promote stability and risk management.
Earlier in his address, the CBN Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu noted that the decision to establish the CSWAMZ will enhance cooperation, information exchange and coordination amongst WAMZ supervisors. Participants, who are drawn from The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone will, during the two-day meeting discuss and share experiences on financial stability, cross-border supervision and other regulatory issues.