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Jaiz Bank’s Managing Director, Sirajo Resumes Office

Nigeria’s premier non-interest bank, Jaiz Bank Plc, had a seamless management transition at the weekend with the assumption of duty by Dr. Sirajo Salisu as the new managing director of the bank.

Sirajo took over from Mr. Hassan Usman whose tenure ended after retirement on October 15, 2022.

Sirajo, a former executive director at the bank, assured all stakeholders of his commitment to building on the achievements recorded by Usman, the longest-serving managing director of the 10-year old bank.

“As we look ahead into the next phase of our bank, we will continually show our best, and meet the challenges of our world so that we can build a future in which we thrive together,” Sirajo said.

Until his appointment, the new managing director had  held several senior executive positions in the bank including regional manager for southern operations, chief risk officer and executive director, business development for the northern region. He was credited with providing key strategic direction that led to the growth of the bank’s business in the northern region.

Prior to joining Jaiz Bank in 2016, Sirajo had served as the managing director of Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB) for six years.


Sirajo is a 1991 BSc. Economics graduate from Bayero University Kano. He has an M.Sc. in Monetary Economics from the University of Port Harcourt and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He also obtained another Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bayero University, Kano. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

The board of the bank expressed optimism that Sirajo would positively impact the performance of the bank.

Meanwhile, Jaiz Bank has provided free medical checks to its customers and staff as part of activities to mark customers’ service week.

The bank had joined organisations all over the world to celebrate customers’ service week, which is celebrated every first week in October.

Assuring customers of better services and innovations, the management of the bank said that as the bank celebrated its 10th year in existence, it was important to underscore the roles of customers in the journey of the bank.

The bank stated that it decided to provide free medical check to its stakeholders as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

“You have been our inspiration in doing our very best and exceeding your expectations is our constant goal while focusing on innovations to achieve our mission of making life better through ethical finance,” the bank stated.

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