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Polaris Bank partners Digivate 360 to build capacity of SMEs

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Polaris Bank as part of its strategy to provide empowerment opportunities for prospective and existing Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) customers, has partnered Digivate 360, a local partner of Facebook, to provide digital marketing training to SMEs. This is to enable SMEs leverage digital marketing tools to grow their businesses and compete on a global scale.

This is in line with the Bank’s brand purpose as a future forward enterprise positioned to meet the challenges of the new age by being the enabler and pathfinder for those who want to keep being relevant in their endeavors.

SMEs are to leverage digital tools to boost their businesses and compete on a global scale.

According to the Group Head, Products and Markets Development, Adebimpe Ihekuna, the initiative is in line with the Bank’s core value of continuous learning and commitment to the growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the country by training them on the use of social media to drive business.

Commenting on the partnership, Olusegun Oyetunji of Digivate360 said, “We are excited and ready to collaborate with Polaris Bank to deliver “Boost with Facebook” and we are set to kick off this exciting digital journey for the benefit of SME customers in Polaris Bank”.

The training is billed to take place in the following cities: Lagos, Enugu, Kano; Ilorin; Port Harcourt, Ibadan; Benin, Abeokuta and Abuja from Thursday, October 16, 2019.

Polaris Bank is a customer-centric bank positioned to deliver industry-defining products, services and platforms across all the key market segments.

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Unity Bank partners Avant-Garde for the 2019 sustainability table discourse series

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As part of its commitment to promote the drive for sustainable development initiatives in Nigeria, Unity Bank hosted the Sustainability Discourse Series in collaboration with Avant-Garde Innovation & Technology Services (AGITS) which took place at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, 13 th November, 2019.

The Sustainability Table Discourse Series is a platform that offers an avenue of opportunities to learn and share ideas/initiatives on strategies for achieving the sustainability development goals.

Unity Bank has been very active in promoting sustainable practices in Agriculture and the sponsorship of the summit was an opportunity to strongly reinforce the Bank’s sustainable development initiatives.

The event provided a platform for the convergence of policy makers, entrepreneurs, sustainable development experts, leading corporate organisations and various subject matter experts to discuss and solve pressing world challenges facing selected industries as it relates to the environment, climate change, sustainability and the quest for a green economy.

Unity Bank executive director, Risk Management & Compliance, Usman Abdulqadir gave a keynote address on factors affecting climate change and sustainable development and the effectiveness of Unity Bank's response in various spheres such as food security, climate action, gender equality and sustainable job creation.

There were various panelists’ discussions in line with the sustainability discourse in addition to the Speech on Green economy and expectations in the Nigerian scenario by Dr Lawrence Chidi Anukam, Director General – National Environmental Standards and Regulations Agency.

Other Unity bank representatives at the Summit were TA, MD/CEO/Ag. Head, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Ibukun Coker and Head, Tax Management & Compliance Temitope Arasi.

As a title sponsor, the Bank had strong brand presence.

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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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