pFBNBank Ghana has commemorated the 125th anniversary of its parent bank, FirstBank Nigeria Limited with a pledge to replicate the institutional ethos of people, passion and partnership which has seen the bank make exceptional strides home and abroad.
In a ceremony at the bank’s Ring Road Central (RRC) branch, to officially flag off the commemorative activities marking the milestone, the banks leadership pledged its commitment to make impact locally through the development of world class banking services that will prosper its customers and consequently mitigate the receding confidence once ascribed to the financial sector.
According to Gbenga Odeyemi, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBN Bank Limited, the bank epitomises a legacy of excellence bequeathed to it by its enduring parent bank, FirstBank Nigeria Limited.
“Today is a special day as we witness the hoisting of our parent bank’s 125th anniversary flag in Ghana. Indeed, this is commemoratively being done by all subsidiaries of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited,” he said.
He said: “Simply put, the flag symbolises the identity, impact, permanence and reverence of an institution. We are here to reinforce these and much more about FBNBank.”
He said as a subsidiary of this long-standing institution, FBNBank Ghana Limited had come to stay and contribute to the nation’s development; woven into the fabric of society.
“From that very modest beginning in 1894, our parent bank, FirstBank of Nigeria, has traversed an incredible journey of delivering impeccable financial services to its customers and supporting the building of the modern-day Nigeria and indeed, West Africa, including our early pivotal role as the monetary and fiscal policy regulator for the entire West African region,” he said.
FBNBank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, West Africa’s premier bank and Nigeria’s number one bank brand.
FBNBank Ghana Limited was formerly International Commercial Bank (ICB) which commenced operations in Ghana in November 1996.
Following the acquisition of 100% equity stake in the West Africa Operations of ICB by First Bank of Nigeria Limited in 2013 and upon the approval of the Bank of Ghana, the name of the bank was changed to FBNBank Ghana Limited.
FBNBank Ghana Limited currently operates 19 branches and two agencies across Ghana.
By Times Reporter