About Us

We are on a mission to be an efficient National Microfinance Bank providing affordable products and services in Nigeria using appropriate technology and well-motivated work-force.

NIRSAL Microfinance Bank is a leading Nigerian financial institution licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Nigeria. The Company was incorporated as a Private Limited Company in 2019 and commenced operations following the grant of a licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to operate as a National Microfinance Bank in the same year.

The Bank is Owned 50% by the Bankers Committee, 40% by NIRSAL and 10% NIPOST

Our Vision

Delivering transformative financial and non financial services all over Nigeria
NMFB Strategic Objectives

Our Leadership

Our Partners

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At NIRSAL Microfinance Bank, the customer is king and we always want to hear from you towards constantly improving our products and services.

Aminu Bawuro Barkindo - Executive Director Operations

Mr. Aminu Bawuro Barkindo a seasoned Lawyer with 30 years experience, is also a qualified and result-oriented mortgage Banking Professional with over 13 years experience and is skilled in educating Customers on mortgage/loans. He is very keen on driving organizational improvements and the implementation of best practices.

Until his appointment as Executive Director Operations at Nirsal Microfinance Bank, Mr. Barkindo was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Adamawa Homes and Savings Limited, where he had previously served as Head of Legal & Admin as well as Company Secretary. Mr. Barkindo has attended courses and workshops such as; Mortgage Credit Analysis & Risk Management, Loan Workshop on underwriting Standards for National Housing Fund and Management Workshop on Mortgage Banking Operations amongst others. His professional memberships include; Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigerian (MBAN).

He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he obtained an LL.B (Hons-1989). He also holds a B.L from the Nigerian Law School Lagos (1990) and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Modibbo Adama University of Technology (2012).

He is married with children.

Dr. Akande Olawale Lawrence – Executive Director Risk and Finance

Dr. Akande Lawrence Olawole has a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in Banking. Prior to joining Nirsal Microfinance Bank, he was the Regional Head, South West at Zenith Bank Plc. He was responsible for the preparation of profit-driven retail banking policies for Zenith International Bank Limited which are relevant till date. He has attended several courses and is a recipient of several awards for his outstanding leadership and other achievements in Banking.

His educational qualifications include; a BSc (Hons) in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1990), a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Onabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye (1998), a Masters in Philosophy from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife (2013), and a PHD in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (2017). His professional memberships include; Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Associate member, Institute of Chartered Accountant.

He is married with children.

Darlington Lawson - Executive Director Banking

Mr. Darlington Lawson has over 20 years banking experience with leading Nigerian Banks including; Intercontinental Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa (UBA)and Keystone Bank Ltd, where he covered roles in Marketing, Credit and Financial analysis, Credit Portfolio Management, Treasury and Financial Institutions, Relationship Management, Regional/Group Management and Executive Management. He also had a short stint at Globacom Ltd as Senior partner Public Sector.

Prior to joining Nirsal Microfinance Bank, He was a Senior Partner at OBIDEL CONSULT Inc a financial service provider. Mr. Lawson holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Port Harcourt (1989), an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Executive Programme 1999), and is an Alumnus of the Pan African University (2000). He has attended various courses and trainings such as; Lagos Business School, Deloitte South Africa and Central Bank of Nigeria amongst others and has facilitated in-house staff trainings in various Organizations. His professional memberships include; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria CITN(FCTI) and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN (FCA).

He is married with children.