Mrs. Dahiru has over twenty (20) years post-call experience, eleven (11) of which were acquired in the Financial Services Industry, (3 years in Insurance and 8 years in the Banking Sector).
She joined Jaiz Bank as the pioneer Company Secretary and Legal Adviser in 2012, and recognizing her experience and competence in the Corporate Governance sphere, the Board immediately thrust on her the responsibility for designing the Board’s Governance Framework. Consequently, one of her notable accomplishments in the Bank was that she designed the Board and Board Committee Charters that were eventually approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2013.
In furtherance of her strategic role in providing support for the Board, Mrs. Dahiru Guided the Board in complying with the CBN/SEC Code of Corporate Governance, and recently, the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance. She was therefore responsible for assisting the Board in drafting/ensuring that the policies required under the various Codes were produced and in place.
Another notable accomplishment of Mrs. Dahiru was that she Co-ordinated the Bank’s pre-Listing activities culminating in the successful listing of the Bank’s shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Accordingly, she assumed responsibility for ensuring that the NSE Listing Rules as well as the provisions of the Investment Securities Act are complied with by the Bank.
Furthermore, because of her dual responsibility as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser, Mrs. Dahiru has been a pioneer member of the Management Investment Committee, where she has not only learnt the rudiments of Investment appraisals, but also provided insightful advice from the legal viewpoint. Accordingly, she has advised on, drafted and reviewed several legal instruments, investment/facility documents, and other routine contracts that formed the basis of the Bank’s financing/investments activities right from inception.
She was appointed, with the approval of the CBN, as the Chief Complaint Officer of the Bank, with functions similar to that of an Ombudsman; she has acted as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of the Bank for a brief period in 2013 before a substantive CCO was recruited; She has chaired the Bank’s Procurement Committee for almost 6 years cumulatively; all while serving as a member of Executive Management Committee; Management Investment Committee; Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee; Senior Staff Appraisal Committee; IT Steering Committee; Information Security Steering Committee, Human Resources and Service Improvement Committee.
Mrs. Dahiru has received trainings spanning Corporate Governance, Management, Leadership, Anti-Money Laundering, Corporate/Commercial/Financial Law and Islamic Finance both locally and internationally.