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332 graduates undergo training at Ecobank Academy

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332 Graduates are currently undergoing intensive Training at Ecobank Academy in preparation for full employment into Ecobank Nigeria. The programme combines the three categories of Entry Level, Graduate and Management Trainees with a program duration of 2months, 12months and 21months respectively. Ecobank’s Development Programmes are part of the Bank’s talent development strategy to continue to churn out excellently trained banking professionals at various levels of the industry to feed into her talent pipeline and the banking industry. They are founded on global best practice that prepare the candidates for banking careers in positions aligned with their potential, competencies and experience at the entry point of functional pre-managerial roles.

As part of this plan, 100 fresh graduates recently joined the Entry Level programme – a 2month training ground for fresh graduates to prepare them to join the Bank’s workforce at the entry point and rapidly gain experience to rise through the ranks. These graduates will be exposed to classroom training, action learning as well as valuable mentorship to quickly prepare them for full employment in the Bank.

In keeping with its talent development strategy, the first batch of 25 Graduate Trainees who recently passed out after 12 months of intensive capacity enhancement training have since been offered full employment with Ecobank Nigeria. Their training combines classroom, on–the-job, book reading and action learning models which provides the candidates with global exposure and ability to compete internationally.

In his comment during the graduation ceremony, the Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan congratulated the graduands and encouraged them to keep their vision of getting to the top of their career. According to Mr Akinwuntan, the Trainee programme initiative is part of Ecobank’s transformation agenda to make the bank a most preferred financial institution in the country.

“This programme is our own way as a bank to invest in creating future leaders for the Nigerian banking industry. We are investing in the people to accomplish our vision both as a bank and a country. A key success factor of any bank is capital; and we must therefore train those who will be empowered to oversee this capital and put it to good use in the interest of depositors and investors. Staff of banks must be well trained and knowledgeable so that they can ensure that funds in the banks are effectively deployed. For us at Ecobank, we must also ensure that we deliver on our promise as a financial institution of choice not only in Nigeria, but the whole of Africa. We therefore take the development of adequately trained manpower as a “must do” in striving to achieve our goals”.

Mr Akinwuntan also stated that Ecobank deploys top notch technology and innovation which are the platforms needed to drive its vision to be a leader in the provision of financial services across Africa. In his words, “we provide full service banking right from the wholesale business to the small, medium scale and to individuals. To do this, we’ve built technology services that enable us deliver our services in a convenient, accessible and reliable manner. This is affordable and sustainable to our customers, while also ensuring good returns to our shareholders”.

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PHOTO NEWS: Unity Bank launches entrepreneurship initiative at NYSC Camp

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From L - R: Principal Consultants, Peeshift Resources, Abiodun Folawiyo, Div Head, Retail/SME, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Olufunwa Akinmade, Lagos state Coordinator, NYSC, S.R. Aroni, Assistant Director, NYSC Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, Mrs. Stella Nweke and Head, SME, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Opeyemi Ojesina at the Launch of the Bank's Corpreneurship challenge at the NYSC.
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Corporate amazon, Folake Ani-Mumuney honoured in Ghana with lifetime achievement award

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Folake Ani-Mumuney displaying the award plaque

Folake Ani-Mumuney, Chairperson, FBNInsurance Brokers; Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Vice President, World Federation of Advertisers on Friday in faraway Ghana, clinched the Lifetime Achievement awards at the Marketing World 2019 awards.

…Ani-Mumuney receiving the award in Ghana, recently

The Marketing World Awards (MWA) recognizes outstanding performances by individuals and corporate bodies across the marketing communications industry in Africa that have delivered superior product values to the market and exhibited excellence in upholding concrete marketing strategies, display uniqueness and among offerings, convey clear message to its consumers and stand out from the competition will be rewarded and celebrated.

Folake is widely admired for her wit and intelligence which she brings to bear in her well over 25 years career in the world of marketing communications across various industries, having worked in different geographies globally.

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Fidelity Bank pledges continued support to customers

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L-R: Beneficiaries of the Fidelity Loyalty Scheme, Uchenna Benedict Anyamaele; Oniyeyone Honeybell Ogunye; Ogochukwu Ijeoma Ugwu; Victoria Adebukola Oloyede; Executive Director, Corporate Bank, Fidelity Bank Plc, Obaro Odeghe; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Babatunde Ruwase; and other recipients, Ofuremen Marvellous and Adewale Oluwasegun Adekunle, during the bank’s Special Day on Wednesday at the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair.

Fidelity Bank Plc, one of the top six lenders in terms of total assets, loans and advances and customer deposits has said that it is committed to the long term expansion of the businesses of its customers whilst providing positive experiences at all its touch points to grow bottom line and gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo made the disclosure Wednesday at the Fidelity Bank Special Day at the ongoing 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair. Okonkwo who was represented by the bank’s Executive Director, Corporate Bank, Obaro Odeghe said that the bank will leverage its proven expertise, and highly trained professionals to take customers’ businesses to the next levels of growth.

He noted that the bank’s success story is anchored on “improved service quality, innovative products and services tailored to meet the varying needs of our numerous customers which is beyond generic financial intermediation”.

“Our efforts aimed at aiding the diversification of the country’s monolithic economy and we have in this regards, continued to channel significant resources into the real sector, particularly in the area of can manufacturing, food and beverages and Independent Power Projects,” he said.

Okonkwo commended the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the organizers of the Fair, for a job well done while noting that the participation of numerous local and international companies from China, Japan, Ghana, India, European Union, Indonesia, Taiwan, Bangladesh, India, Cameroun, Benin Republic and Ethiopia mirrors the great potentials in the Nigerian economy.

Pointedly, the Bank chief noted that the Fair had continued to provide an avenue for various trade groups and professionals to tap into the myriads of business opportunities that exist.

The highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of N500, 000 extra income to 5 Fidelity Personal Savings Scheme (FPSS) customers and N150, 000 school fees support to another 5 SWEETA account customers under the bank’s Loyalty Savings Reward Scheme. Some of the beneficiaries of the Fidelity Loyalty Scheme, Uchenna Benedict Anyamaele; Oniyeyone Honeybell Ogunye; Ogochukwu Ijeoma Ugwu; Victoria Adebukola Oloyede; Ofuremen Marvellous and Adewale Oluwasegun Adekunle.

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