I have known Amenze Iyamu since 1991, from way back in secondary school. He is passionate about education, mentoring young people, and the wellbeing and progress of Nigerians and Nigeria.
TCGP: Thank you for your agreeing to share your thoughts with us. Please tell us about your work.
Amenze: I work as a funds transfer staff with a bank where I primarily help to transfer funds within and outside Nigeria.
TCGP: What are the key things I need to succeed as this job?
Amenze: Speed and accuracy. Customer service excellence.
TCGP: How much schooling do I need here?
Amenze: University education. I obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan. Any good degree can get you a banking job.
TCGP: Can you advise on any additional required professional training?
Amenze: Yes, professional training offered by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) are valuable to your career success.
TCGP: What prospects exist for the student who decides to take up this profession?
Amenze: Lots of prospects
TCGP: Who is your role model?
Amenze: I have lots of role models. I can specifically mention Niyi Adesanya, Lanre Olusola, and Gbeminiyi Eboda.
TCGP: Any other advice to the interested youth out there? OR perhaps, any comments on this project?
Amenze: Young people need career counseling. This website will help a lot.
Amenze can be reached via email at amenzeiyamu at gmail dot com; Twitter: @amenzeiyamu.
You should also check out his blog: www.amenzesaysjustbe.wordpress.com
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