Akinwuntan spoke during a courtesy visit by the President and Council members of the Institute to Ecobank Nigeria’s head office on Victoria Island.
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Led by the seasoned Pan-African financial services expert Patrick Akinwuntan, Ecobank Nigeria has been bolstering its digital capabilities and human capital with the goal of delivering optimum value for clients and shareholders across several value chains. It is in this line that Babajide Sipe was recently appointed to Head the Marketing and Corporate Communications department for Ecobank Nigeria. An experienced Marketing & Brand Manager, Sipe’s multi-faceted career, which cuts across several fields, industries and regions within the country and abroad will come to play in leading and enriching the Bank’s Marketing and Communications efforts with in-depth expertise, top-notch creativity and an extensive breadth of value-adding networks.
Speaking at the maiden edition of the Diaspora Quarterly Lecture Series with Ecobank as the sole banking partner which took place on Saturday, 8th May, 2021, he noted that Ecobank remains a critical bridge for Nigerians abroad, as it has made huge investments in the necessary platforms to enable them connect with home seamlessly. The event held online and had over 2000 participants from across all the continents in attendance.
The CIBN Registrar who gave this charge at the virtual graduation of the Ecobank Management Development Programme (EMDP) Batch 3 trainees in Lagos, emphasized integrity, honesty, trust as principal values to excel in their chosen career. He enjoined them to imbibe the ethics of the profession.
Akinwuntan made this assertion at a webinar themed: “Cyber threat Landscape: Financial services, 2021 and beyond,” organised by Information Security Society of Africa, Nigeria.
Korede Demola-Adeniyi, Head, Consumer Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, who announced this in Lagos, stated that the decision was in line with the CBN’s directive and fully aligns with efforts to encourage the inflow of diaspora remittances into the country.
He pointed out that the bank recognises MSMEs as the drivers of post COVID-19 economic recovery for Nigeria, stressing that additional funding support from the bank would further generate and bolster activities in the sector, thereby driving the much-needed growth in the country, provide jobs and support wealth creation.
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, who stated this in Lagos, reiterated Ecobank’s commitment to be the foremost financial institution in the country providing thought leadership within the Small and Medium Enterprises space and also supporting them with access to financial products and services to succeed.
Akinwuntan, who made this submission at a webinar, titled: “Exploring Nigeria’s Readiness for the African Continental Free Trade Area,” organised by Deloitte, maintained that the banking industry in Nigeria was ready for the implementation of the AfCFTA
Akinwuntan made this submission at the Ecobank-Vanguard Digital Financial Inclusion virtual summit in Lagos on Tuesday.
The event will convene policy decision makers, business thought leaders and leading industry professionals as speakers and panelists, who are subject matter experts in digital transformation and financial inclusion, carefully drawn from technology, banking, telecoms and other key sectors of the economy.
The presentation was made at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, during a courtesy call on Governor Abiodun by some members of the Ecobank Nigeria Executive Management Team.
Akinwuntan, who stated this in his keynote address at the ongoing Nigeria Fintech Week, maintained that for Nigeria Fintechs to accelerate positive disruption for value, there is a strong need to develop talents, solve problem beyond payments, monetise data and challenge the status quo.
Akinwuntan in his remark at an event in Lagos, pointed out that the pan-African bank was set up primarily for the economic integration and development of Africa, stressing that the bank was ready to deploy its capacity, platform and network to achieve the AfCFTA objectives.
According to Akinwuntan, the evolution of digital banking is visible in the use of Automated Teller Machines, Point of Sale, Mobile banking services and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data amongst several others.
Akinwuntan gave this charge while delivering a commencement speech at the historic first virtual graduation ceremony for 2019/2020 Lynx set of Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State.
The bank commended the CBN for taking bold steps to further strengthen the financial inclusion drive in the country.
Ecobank Nigeria has announced that access to its *326# Unstructured Supplementary Service Data is at zero cost to the consumer.
The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, said this over the weekend during the bank’s cancer awareness walk in Lagos as part of the commemoration of Ecobank Day.
In his welcome address at the second general meeting of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum in Lagos, Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, said cybercrime has assumed a high dimension, stressing that all hands must be on the deck to check the menace.