Fourth CBN Award for Diamond Bank


For the fourth time, Diamond Bank Plc has beaten other banks to clinch the Central Bank of Nigeria award for compliance and punctuality

By Maureen Chigbo  |  Apr. 28, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT

DIAMOND Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading retail bank, has received another award from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for compliance in cash handling and punctuality. This is the fourth time that the bank has clinched the award for excellent performance.

The award plaque
The award plaque

Hajiya Ameena P. Abubakar, Kano CBN Branch Controller, presented the award to Diamond bank at the awards dinner held recently. At the well-attended event were representatives from the banking community in Kano, a representative of the Kano State government, members of the Kano Emirate council as well as CBN officials from Abuja. According to the CBN, Diamond Bank has, over the years, met the set criteria for the award, one of which includes excellent cash handling procedures with minimum shortages found in cash deposited with CBN Kano. The CBN Branch Controller added that the yearly Award dinner seeks to identify key areas that need attention and also celebrate companies that comply with laid down procedures.

Commenting on the award, Ayona Trimnell, head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank Plc, expressed the company’s delight at receiving the award, stating that it was a recognition of the company’s devotion to always work within the ambits of the law to delight its customers. Diamond, she said, is a company committed to delivering excellent customers’ experience and superior shareholder value.

‘We at Diamond are very pleased with this award. It is a further demonstration that our customers can be rest assured that their deposits are safe and secure with us. We will continue to do our best to support and ensure we comply with the procedures from CBN,’’ she said.

 Diamond Bank has been a regular winner of Kano CBN awards. It bagged the award for the second position in 2011 and first position in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

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