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Head, efficiency optimization & HUB coordination unit, legal servic 19 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 1
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, OGBOMOSHO, OYO STATE, NIGERIA.
From 0 to 1987
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, NIGERIA.
From 0 to 1988
NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.
From 0 to 1991
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, NIGERIA
From 0 to 1999
SILMOBIS COMPUTER SCHOOL, SURULERE, LAGOS.
No added languages

Experience

HEAD, EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION & HUB COORDINATION UNIT, LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
April 2012 - Present Day (5 years 3 months)

1. EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION

  • Maintaining and championing internal efficiency/process improvement

initiatives.

  • Maintaining effective interface between the Legal Services Department

and other Departments, Branches and Business Units of the Bank in

such areas as Internal Audit activities, ICAFAS, Business Risk &

Compliance Committee (BRCC) initiatives, Information Security

Management, Business Continuity Management, BS 2599, ISO 27001,

Business Performance Management, PSQA etc.

  • Championing bank-wide initiatives involving the Legal Services

Department eg. ISO, BCM, PSQA etc.

  • Budget Monitoring and response to enquiries and queries raised in

respect thereof.

  • Working with First Academy to identify and arrange the attendance of

and participation in courses, workshops, seminars and training

programmes by members of staff of the Legal Services Department.

  • Performance evaluation championship.
  • Ensuring compliance with the principles and policies contained in the

Bank’s Information Security Handbook.

  • Ensuring compliance with the principles and policies contained in the

Bank’s Business Continuity Management Handbook.

2. HUB COORDINATION

  • Coordination and supervision of duties performed by Area Legal

Managers posted to some Business Development Offices of the Bank.

  • Collation and analysis of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports

required from and submitted by Area Legal Managers.

  • Supervision of the performance of administrative duties by administrative staff of the Legal Services Department.

3. SECURITY DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Working with external solicitors to verify title to property proposed

As security for bank borrowing at the appropriate Lands Registry.

  • Preparation and engrossment of mortgages, ship mortgages, chattel

mortgages, debentures, floating debentures, specific assets

debentures, mortgage debentures, Debenture trust deeds, loan

agreements, syndicated loan agreements, inter-lenders’ agreements

and other kinds of agreements required by the Bank.

  • Monitoring the process of perfection of security instruments for the

Bank by external solicitors.

  • Representing the Bank at meetings of lenders in cases where credit

facilities are to be syndicated to a customer by a consortium of

Banks.

  • Vetting of security documents
  • Preparation of title documents and deeds of release/surrender in

respect of property disposed of in the exercise of the Bank’s

Mortgage rights.

  • Drafting and vetting of bonds and guarantees (such as bid bonds,

performance bonds, bank guarantees, advance payment guarantees,

payment guarantees and credit/loan repayment guarantees),

counter-guarantees and indemnities issued by the Bank in favour of

its customers or tendered by customers as securities for banking

facilities sought from the Bank.

4. LITIGATION AND ADVISORY DUTIES

  • Instructing external solicitors to institute or defend actions on behalf of

the Bank and/or its officials and coordinating all the processes involved

ie the preparation and filing of pleadings, pre-trial conferences,

motions, addresses etc.

  • Monitoring of legal actions in which the Bank is involved.
  • Giving legal advice to Branches and Business Units of the Bank on legal

problems arising from their day-to-day operations.

  • Advising on legal implications of transactions which are to be entered

into by the Bank.

5. OTHER DUTIES

  • Vetting of Agreements.
  • Liaising with external functionaries such as Solicitors, Auctioneers,

Receivers and Receiver-Managers.

  • Working with external solicitors to verify genuineness of Letters of

Administration and Probate documents presented to the Bank by

persons who want to withdraw money from the Bank or transact

business with the Bank..

  • Vetting and recommendation of bills tendered by external functionaries

such as Solicitors, Auctioneers, Receivers and Receiver-Managers.

  • Attending meetings of the Disciplinary Committee and advising on

compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws.

LEGAL OFFICER, SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER, ASSISTANT MANAGER(LEGAL), SENIOR ASSISTANT MANAGER (LEGAL), DEP
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
November 1993 - April 2012 (18 years 6 months)

1. SECURITY DOCUMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Working with external solicitors to verify title to property proposed

As security for bank borrowing at the appropriate Lands Registry.

  • Preparation and engrossment of mortgages, ship mortgages, chattel

mortgages, debentures, floating debentures, specific assets

debentures, mortgage debentures, Debenture trust deeds, loan

agreements, syndicated loan agreements, inter-lenders’ agreements

and other kinds of agreements required by the Bank.

  • Monitoring the process of perfection of security instruments for the

Bank by external solicitors.

  • Representing the Bank at meetings of lenders in cases where credit

facilities are to be syndicated to a customer by a consortium of

Banks.

  • Vetting of security documents
  • Preparation of title documents and deeds of release/surrender in

respect of property disposed of in the exercise of the Bank’s

Mortgage rights.

  • Drafting and vetting of bonds and guarantees (such as bid bonds,

performance bonds, bank guarantees, advance payment guarantees,

payment guarantees and credit/loan repayment guarantees),

counter-guarantees and indemnities issued by the Bank in favour of

its customers or tendered by customers as securities for banking

facilities sought from the Bank.

2. LITIGATION AND ADVISORY DUTIES

  • Instructing external solicitors to institute or defend actions on behalf of

the Bank and/or its officials and coordinating all the processes involved

ie the preparation and filing of pleadings, pre-trial conferences,

motions, addresses etc.

  • Monitoring of legal actions in which the Bank is involved.
  • Giving legal advice to Branches and Business Units of the Bank on legal

problems arising from their day-to-day operations.

  • Advising on legal implications of transactions which are to be entered

into by the Bank.

3. OTHER DUTIES

  • Vetting of Agreements.
  • Liaising with external functionaries such as Solicitors, Auctioneers,

Receivers and Receiver-Managers.

  • Working with external solicitors to verify genuineness of Letters of

Administration and Probate documents presented to the Bank by

persons who want to withdraw money from the Bank or transact

business with the Bank..

  • Vetting and recommendation of bills tendered by external functionaries

such as Solicitors, Auctioneers, Receivers and Receiver-Managers.

  • Attending meetings of the Disciplinary Committee and advising on

compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws.

LECTURER IN LAW
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, NIGERIA
October 1989 - October 1993 (4 years 1 month)

I SERVED AS LECTURER IN COMPANY LAW, COMMERCIAL LAW, LAW OF CONTRACT, LAND LAW AND LAW OF TORTS. I ALSO SERVED AS SUB-DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF LAW BETWEEN 1992 AND 1993.

LEGAL PRACTITIONER
A. A. OGUNTUWASE & CO. (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS)
September 1988 - August 1989 (1 year 1 month)

ADVOCACY IN COURTS OF LAW, PREPARATION OF BRIEFS, LEGAL DRAFTING AND CONVEYANCING.