Handbook on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions
Show Less

Handbook on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Edited by Christine A. Mallin

The global financial crisis has led to more and more focus on corporate governance and financial institutions. There has been much coverage in the media about various corporate governance related issues in banks and other financial institutions, such as executive directors’ remuneration and bankers’ bonuses, board composition and board diversity. This engaging book, dedicated to the corporate governance of banks and other financial institutions, makes a timely and accessible contribution to the literature in this area. The chapters highlight many of the shortcomings of corporate governance which have led to financial scandals, whilst indicating areas where corporate governance can be strengthened and improved.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 10: Corporate governance practices in the Nigerian banking industry

Chris Ogbechie


The importance of good corporate governance for business development cannot be ignored. Therefore the Nigerian banking sector requires the practice of good corporate governance for its stability, growth and development. This has become evident due to the role of the banking sector as a driver of economic development. Therefore in this chapter the corporate governance practices in the Nigerian banking sector are discussed vis-á-vis corporate governance codes therein. The operationalization of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Code (2006) is critically examined, as well as the introduction of the revised CBN Code (2014), by discussing the updates as presented in the CBN Code (2014). The author explores the enhancement and strengthening of the whistleblowing mechanism vis-á-vis good corporate governance, as detailed in the whistleblowing guidelines of the CBN Code (2014). To further strengthen corporate governance in the Nigerian banking sector, useful recommendations on enhancing corporate governance practices are proffered.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.