We hold good governance as one of our core values and confirm our commitment to the implementation of effective Corporate Governance principles in our business operations. The Directors endorse the principles of best governance practices as stated in the Code of Corporate Governance for Finance Companies in Nigeria issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Company ensures compliance with the requirements of the Code of Corporate Governance for Other Financial Institutions in Nigeria issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (“the CBN Code”) in October 2018, the relevant provisions of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) Act 2007, Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) CAP B3, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2020, the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20, LFN 2004, other relevant laws and extant CBN Guidelines and Circulars and its own Corporate Governance charters. The Company’s Code of Corporate Governance is continuously reviewed to align with additional legal and regulatory requirements.
The Company complies with the requirements of the Central Bank of Nigeria in respect of internal review of its compliance status with defined Corporate Governance practices and submits reports on the Company’s performance to the CBN. The Company also conducts an Annual Board and Directors’ Evaluation/Review and Appraisal covering all aspects of the Boards’ structure, composition, responsibilities, processes and relationships, in compliance with the requirements of the CBN Code.
The Board of Directors of the Company has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the highest standards of corporate governance are maintained and adhered to by the Company. In order to promote effective governance of the Company, the following structures have been put in place for the execution of the Company’s Corporate Governance strategy:
The Board’s primary responsibility is to maximize long-term value for the Company’s shareholders. In doing this, the Board selects and monitors the Senior Management of the Company, while also monitoring the Company’s performance and providing advice and counsel to Senior Management.
The Risk Management and Audit Committee is responsible for the following:
Ensure the Company's Management develops and follows an adequate system of internal controls.
Review the annual audited financial statements with management and the independent auditor, including major issues regarding accounting and auditing principles, practices, and judgments which could significantly affect the company's financial statements..
Review major changes to the Company's auditing and accounting principles and practices.
Review the Company's major financial risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and control such exposures.
Propose to the Board of Directors, the appointment and remuneration of External Auditors.
Receive, review and make recommendations to the Board on changes to liquidity policies, having regard to the recommendations of ALCO.
Review market risk, stress testing and back testing results.
Review and approve the company's operational risk framework on an annual basis including the Company’s Business continuity policy
Establish the credit risk management framework and credit policy for the company .
Credit Risk Management framework and Credit Policies.
Set out the nature, roles, responsibility, and authority of the Credit Management function of the company.
Review and approve loans and other facility submissions above limits delegated to individual officers of the Company.
Reporting to the Board on all material matters arising from its review.