The Federal Government has set aside July 25 of every year as the National Diaspora Day in recognition of the contributions of Nigerians living outside the country towards the development of their homeland.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”), the Lomé based parent company of the Ecobank Group (Ecobank.com), was hosted on Thursday by the London Stock Exchange for a market opening virtual ceremony to celebrate the successful listing of the Tier 2 Sustainability Notes on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) main market. This represents the first ever Tier 2 Sustainability Notes by a financial institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kolawole, who was speaking on the bank’s ongoing mouthwatering gifts presentation to its Xpress Point agents across the six geopolitical zones of the country for their increased transactions on the bank’s platforms, stated that apart from helping to drive Ecobank’s financial inclusion strategy in Nigeria, the agents were being empowered to create wealth and enjoy financial freedom.
The Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group, Ade Ayeyemi, gave the report in a statement by the Group Head, Corporate Communications, Adenike Laoye, at the end of its AGM held in Lome, Togo on Thursday
Strategic Partners to Ecobank on the summit are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME). Others include the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG). The speakers and panelists are carefully drawn from government, development finance institutions, banking, trade associations, civil society, non governmental organisations and subject matter experts in technology and agriculture.
The virtual summit with the theme: Unlocking Credit Growth in a Changing MSME Lending Landscape, will be broadcast and streamed live via zoom platform scheduled for May 21st by 11am.
According to Starsight, it has so far delivered more than 100 branch facilities with its market leading renewable energy solutions, reducing Ecobank Carbon footprint and making the bank one of the market leaders in the implementation of renewables in the Nigerian Banking sector.
Kola Adeleke, Executive Director, Corporate Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, made this assertion while speaking on African Continental Free Trade Area strategy, opportunities, challenges in export and trade at Ecobank/Nigerian Export Import Bank webinar for exporters on Thursday.
The agreement brings the strengths and assets of both organisations to offer money transfer services to Africans in the diaspora.
The webinar, which is part of Ecobank Digital Series scheduled to holds on February 16 2021, is titled: “Digital Enablement of education and faith: Winning tools for new normal lifestyle.”
Speaking, Olukorede Demola-Adenyi, Head, Consumer Banking Ecobank Nigeria, said this was part of the bank’s innovation in digital banking, enabling customers perform their transactions conveniently.
The defendants are a female student, Precious Ogah, 18; a male student, Hassan Adamu, 19, and a businesswoman, Theresa Christopher, 34.
Akinwuntan made this submission at the Ecobank-Vanguard Digital Financial Inclusion virtual summit in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to Awolowo, most of exports had been informal exports, but with platforms like Ecobank, it is going to be formal and add real value to the economy.
The stakeholders, comprising public and private sector participants, spoke during the Ecobank Digital Series, titled: “Education in Nigeria – The role of private investment.”
Okpanachi, who was speaking at the virtual launch of the first Pan-African MSME Academy, said the AUDA-NEPAD and Ecobank partnership must be lauded as an entrepreneurial potential.
The Awards, which reward banking excellence in Africa, were announced at a virtual ceremony held on August 26.
Known as Omni Lite App, it is targeted at enhancing the banking experience of its large pool of Commercial Banking customers.
This was disclosed in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday at the maiden edition of: “Se’tigbo (Have You Heard),” a public enlightenment programme on Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration’s policies and achievements.
The Ecobank cardless withdrawal concept, Xpress Cash, enables users to withdraw cash from ATMs using only a mobile phone with no ATM card required.