of the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) led by its
Director-General, Dr. Biodun Onayele paid a working visit to First Bank
of Nigeria (FBN) Archives at Apapa to understudy their mode of
operations as a private institution.
Onayele, speaking during the visit, said that the visit was premised on
the need to expose the newly recruited Archivists to best practices in
records and archives management.
said the choice of the Bank was due to its leadership role in
pioneering financial records/archives management in the banking sector
in Nigeria and since LASRAB is an emerging public records and archives
institution with a desire to maintain sound records/archives management
system of international standards, there was a need to compare notes
with FBN on its achievements and also tap from its wealth of experience.
Director-General, therefore, requested for partnership with the Bank in
terms of sponsorship of the Bureau’s programmes and training of the
Archivists both locally and internationally.
The Head, Records & Archives Management, First Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Yemisi Oyebo, who received the delegation thanked the DG for the visit and assured him of communicating his request to the Management team of the Bank.
stressed the importance of records and archives management in all
spheres of life and the importance FBN placed on records and archives
management which necessitated the establishment of the Bank’s Archives
in Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Enugu, Kano and Abuja.
however, enjoined the Bureau to continue to maintain the high standards
it has set as the only State Records and Archives Institution in
Nigeria, promising that her team would soon pay a similar visit to the
Bureau to afford them the opportunity to also inspect the Bureau’s