By Nse Anthony-Uko
ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has been elected as the chairman of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM).
Emefiele, who was elected on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia is by virtue of the position also the Head of the General Assembly of the IILM comprising of nine countries and Islamic Development Bank with headquarter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor said in a statement on Friday.
The IILM is an international institution established by central banks, monetary authorities and multilateral organisations to create and issue short-term Shari’ah-compliant financial instruments to facilitate effective cross-border Islamic liquidity management.
By creating more liquid Shari’ah-compliant financial markets for institutions offering Islamic financial services (IIFS), the IILM aims to enhance cross-border investment flows, international linkages and financial stability.
The body’s major mandates include developing a robust Islamic liquidity management as a catalyst for cross-border financial linkages and facilitating effective cross-border liquidity management instruments for institutions that offers Islamic financial series.
The organization is also charged with the responsibility of enabling a future global finance industry with greater connectivity, stability and sophistication.
The body which was established in 2010, is open to central banks, monetary authorities, financial regulatory authorities or government ministries or agencies that have regulatory oversight of finance or trade and commerce, and multilateral organisations.
The current shareholders comprise of central banks and monetary authorities of Indonesia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Development Bank.