Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria.


Basle II, Risk management, Risk-Based Supervision (RBS), The Accord.


The significant development of Basle II throughout the world has meant that financial institutions and insurance companies must manage and measure risk in new ways. This paper is intended to provide the participants at the Executive Seminar with a firm foundation of the state of Basle II Accord principles and provide the tools and techniques to grapple with its implementation. This paper is divided into eight parts. Following this introduction, Part 2 discusses the necessity for a capital accord, the emergence of Basle I and the Basle II Accord. Part 3 discusses in brief the concept of Risk Management and the integrated risk management structure. Part 4 discusses the intention of the new accord, its pillars and the entire structure. Basle II implementation and the necessary condition for implementing the Accord and the scope of implementation are discussed in part 5 and 6, respectively, while part 7 dwells on the obstacles to a successful implementation and other challenges. Part 8 concludes the paper.

Author Bio

Mr. O. K lbedu is a Deputy Director in the Banking Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Ibedu, O. K. (2008). The implementation of Basel II: issues, challenges and implications for Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review, 46(4), 119-137.

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Economics Commons



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