Africa International Conference on Islamic Finance
2 days / 8 talks & discussions
13 speakers / 1 Conference

October 16 – 17
About the

Organiser

The Metropolitan Skills Limited is a company incorporated under the Nigeria Laws in the year 2009, it is a company established with clear objectives to deliver a world-class, result-oriented and capacity building corporate and consultancy services to numerous clients of diverse background.

The company is dedicated to blazing the trail in charting new economic and banking options for Nigeria by working assiduously in partnership with financial and investment regulatory agencies in Nigeria and other Islamic certified international institutions to introduce Islamic banking and insurance options in the Nigeria economy.

The company has been pushing to achieve this purpose by adopting innovative methodologies and training modules in Islamic economics, banking and insurance for personnel of Central Bank of Nigeria, Commercial Banks, Securities and Exchange Commission and other interested bodies and individuals who want to acquire knowledge of how Islamic banking and insurance works.

Our

MISSION STATEMENT

To become the best within the shortest possible time through hard work, innovation, ingenuity and the employment of superior man and machine resources.

To The Public: a prime company that provides world class knowledge based training to improve human capital development for both public and private companies and corporate bodies.

To Employees: a place of pride to work; a pleasant and conducive work environment that rewards merits and develops competencies and expertise.

To The State: a responsible, result-oriented corporate citizen.
Our

Vision

To be the leading provider of human capital development training, skills acquisition and capacity building programmes as well as consultancy services by engaging world class resources persons from around the global to design, package and deliver the highest quality training comparable to the best in the world.


Our

MAJOR PARTNERS

Islamic Finance Institute of Southern Africa (IFISA)
IFISA is the training institute which opened registration to its few distance learning course in Islamic Finance in 2007 and has more than 500 professionals completing its courses from the USA, UK, Dubai, Australia and Africa.

IFISA offers courses in Islamic Finance Practice- via a combination of contact and correspondence modules and workshops.

IFISA facilitators have trained in 14 countries, with the Key Trainer having assisted more than 3,000 executives, professionals, academics and Islamic Scholars across Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the last 5 years.

Intellisys Consulting Limiited
Intellisys Consulting provides services in specific information technology sectors.

The firm provides turnkey solution for organizations and business, starting from consulting to the full implementation of project.

Offers experience in comprehensive IT systems design, implementation and management.

The Metropolitan Law Firm
The Metropolitan Law Firm was established in 2006 as a multi-specialist law firm that provides corporate legal services and consultancy.

The Firm provides legal services to the business sector of the economy with the profound strength of understanding the investment environment of the capital market and business laws in Nigeria.

The Firm has avid experiences in the Capital Market and provides legal Advise on investments, due diligence exercise on potential clients, arbitration, conciliation and other alternative dispute mechanism.


WHAT WE DO

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

The company realizes that well trained personnel are asset not only to the corporate world but the Nigerian economy. Thus the company has been playing a leading role in the area of providing qualitative and internationally certified training for corporate as well as non corporate personnel particularly in Islamic economics, banking and finance. We have organised workshops, seminars, as well as in-house training programmes on Islamic banking and finance for financial and investment regulatory agencies in Nigeria as well as other commercial concerns that are interest in the subject matter. Our training programmes and packages are flexible and tailored in accordance with specific needs and convenience of our client. Our training manuals and modules are designed and delivered by world renowned international scholars who are leading authorities in the field of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

Our quality training and enlightenment programs have led to increased agitation and demand for the adoption and operation of Islamic finance and investment options as alternative to conventional finance and investments in Nigeria. Increasingly, we are by our training programmes and packages creating awareness on the rich benefits derivable from Islamic financing and investments. This has led to some commercial banks as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria to create experimental desks on Islamic Banking and insurance in their organizations, while a group of individuals has worked out details to establish a purely Islamic Bank in Nigeria (the first of its kind in Nigeria).

In designing our training programmes and modules on this subject, we partner and collaborate with reputable local and international Islamic finance institutes which include the Islamic Finance Institute of Southern African (IFISA) a foremost training Institute on Islamic Banking and Finance based in South Africa. The Metropolitan Skills Ltd is an affiliate of IFISA.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES:

The Metropolitan Skills Ltd is deeply involved in consultancy and advisory services to different segments of the Nigerian society. We design Islamic economics curriculum for secondary schools in northern Nigeria and collaborate with management of some secondary schools to introduce the teaching of Islamic economics in such schools. It is also part of our services to offer consultancy and advisory services in Islamic and conventional financial investments and services. The company consults for governments as well as non-governmental organizations (NGO) to design, package and implement skills acquisition training programmes for women and youths aimed at empowering the less privileged in the society. We are also into Human Resources Management and Outsourcing of well trained staff to companies and organizations.

SOME OF THE TRAININGS WE HAVE CARRIED OUT INCLUDE:
1. Islamic Finance and Economics Masterclass at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja
2. Risk Management and Corporate Governance for Islamic Financial Institutions-Masterclass, The Michael Angelo Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
3. Islamic Investment Structuring Sukuk (Bonds) Masterclass, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja-Nigeria.
4. Fundamentals in Islamic Finance Masterclass (An expert In-house Training for the Central Bank of Nigeria), Central Bank training Centre, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
5. Fundamentals in Islamic Finance Masterclass (An Expert In-house training for member of Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria MULAN), Hamdalla Hotel, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
6. Train The Trainer Course in Fundamentals of Islamic Economics, Royal Tropicanna Hotel Kano-Kano State.
7. Train the Trainer Course in Islamic Economics and Finance; Da’wah Institute of
Nigeria, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
8. Structuring and Regulation of Liquidity Management for Non Interest Financial Institutions (An expert in-house training for the Central Bank of Nigeria), Central Bank Learning Centre, Lagos.

GENERAL CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT SERVICES:

As a legal entity, the Metropolitan Skills Limited carries on business of general contracts and procurement. In this respect, we engage in office structuring and restructuring, supplies and installation of homes and office furnishings and fittings, supplies and installation of office and general equipment as well as properties.

The Metropolitan Skills Ltd has supplied vehicles to Industrial Training Fund (ITF). We have also supplied embossed gift items to National Automotive Council (NAC)

Sponsors and Partners

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for their continuing support to ensure the fruition of the forth coming conference

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