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EKEDC donates equipment to ICT training centre for girls

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L-R: Idemudia Godwin, Adegbenro Sheri (CACO), WayreFoundation Representative, Osinubi Oyinlola.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Friday donated to WAYREFOUNDATION a non-profit that is committed to the advocacy and empowerment of young women and girls through ICT training and STEM (Science, Education, Technology and Mathematics) Education.

The donation which is in furtherance of EKEDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also a demonstration of EKEDC’s resolve to promote human capital development and Information Communication Technology (ICT) for economic growth and sustainable development.

Some of the equipment that was donated to the ICT training centre in Ikoyi, include 15 desktop computers, printer, scanner and photocopying machine. Others include water dispenser, industrial fan, air conditioners to enhance learning and development.

Dr Arinola Oluwo, the founder of the organization lauded EKEDC for its responsive and timely intervention. She disclosed that the non-profit organization reached out to several companies for support but EKEDC is the only company that has so far responded with such a kind gesture.

In her words, “We commend EKEDC for showing leadership and demonstrating such uncommon goodwill, this intervention cannot be underestimated, as so many young people will be transformed and empowered.”
She also urged individuals and especially corporate institutions to take a cue from EKEDC’s culture of social responsiveness and responsibility which she described as impeccable and worthy of emulation.

Dr Oluwo concluded by reiterating the commitment of the organization to leverage on ICT and STEM Education for capacity building and empowerment of women and youth to optimize their potential and contribute to nation building.

Chief Audit and Compliance Officer Sherie Adegbenro expressed the delight of EKEDC to partner with the organization in women and youth empowerment. She observed that EKEDC is conscious of the opportunities that ICT afford and has since keyed into the drive for digital inclusion and youth empowerment.
She also noted that EKEDC will not relent in its Corporate Social responsibility effort and drive which is part of its contribution to ensure Economic prosperity and national development.

Some of those that were at the event include, General Manager (GM) Corporate Communications Godwin Idemudia, Asst. General Manager, Media and Communications) Sulaiman Aledeh, Asst. General Manager(Branding, CSR & Community Relations) Babatunde Lasaki, Representative of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Oyinlola Osinubi and other members of staff of EKEDC.

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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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