President Muhammadu Buhari has commended First Bank Nigeria (FBN) for its high level of nationalism while providing financial services solutions to customers both home and abroad.
The President, who stated this in his goodwill message read in London at the 40th anniversary of FBNBank UK.
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He added that perhaps more than any other institution in its class, FirstBank has supported the government by providing human resources at various times to booster much required professional expertise in various sectors of the economy.
The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele said: “The presence of FirstBank in other countries outside Nigeria shows that the span of its impact is continent-wide. As you are headquartered in the largest economy on the continent, you have a unique role in also facilitating capital flows into other African countries and assisting their economic growth and development,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer, FBN Bank UK Ltd, Sam Aiyere, who welcomed guests, said: “Since its establishment, our Bank has demonstrated an unmatched dexterity, serving as a gateway connecting international markets in Africa, Europe and the rest of the world to the finest financial services solution that the UK has to offer.”
The CEO, FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, appreciated the patronage and support of stakeholders, shareholders and customers.
It was established in the United Kingdom in 1982 as the London Branch of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited. In November 2002, it was incorporated in the UK as a registered and a wholly-owned subsidiary of FBN with offices in London.