As part of the continued commitment to drive thought leadership, policy influencing initiatives and sustainable national economic development, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered The Nigerian Economic Summit Group to host the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#23) with the theme: ‘Opportunities, Productivity & Employment: Actualizing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan’.
The summit which is scheduled to hold at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja from October 10 – 12, 2017, will highlight the significant role of public-private sector dialogue in national transformation. The event is projected to drive “consciousness and build national consensus on what is urgently required to rebuild, revamp and reinforce public-private dialogue for a collaborative and an all-inclusive economic growth”. It would also be a platform to articulate the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) as well as drive stakeholders’ deliberation on the practical issues, opportunities, policies and regulations required to facilitate an enabling environment for the actualization of the much needed economic recovery and growth plan.
Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited will be hosting a dinner to deliberate on ‘Entrepreneurship and Employability’ in conversation with a panel of young people on the 2nd day of the summit, October 11, 2017. According to the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, “FirstBank would continue to support initiatives that would bolster enterprising conversations on nation building and development to stimulate structural and fiscal changes required to strengthen the Nigerian economy. The Bank has constantly collaborated with NESG in their mission to drive the agenda for a greater Nigeria as part of FirstBank’s thought leadership and policy influencing initiatives.”
His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare NES#23 open and lead the Insight session with eminent personalities and key captains of industries, while other sessions at the event would include the: Entrepreneurship and Employability Session; National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable; Start-Up Pitching and Venture Networking Session; and Policy Commission Breakout Sessions for relevant Ministries.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand, and largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 12 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimized risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.
FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014. Recently, for the sixth consecutive time, the Bank clinched the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” award by The Asian Banker. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications