Sanwo-Olu, AU, ECOWAS Laud Ecobank on the Opening of its Pan African Center

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Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the African Union, AU  and Economic Community of West Africa States, EU last week Friday, October 29th, 2021, lauded Ecobank Group on the opening of its Pan African Centre.

 

At an event attended by Past Board Chairmen and Managing Directors, Elder statesmen, seasoned bankers, technocrats and professionals, Governor Sanwoolu described Ecobank as a true reflection of the diversity of Nigeria.

 

The Governor also commended the banking group for providing innovative products for the Nigerian financial market, which has helped deepen financial inclusion in the country.

 

He assured the bank stakeholders that Lagos state would continue to provide an enabling business environment for the financial services industry to thrive in Nigeria.

 

This, according to him, will include; a 3,000km fibre-optic connection across the state to support broadband penetration, an integrated and dynamic transportation network covering rail and the waterways.

 

Ambassador Albert Muchanga, who represented the Africa Union at the event, said the Ecobank Pan African Center would support Africa's quest to have strategic financial centers in the region.

 

He added that Ecobank had demonstrated the capacity of the African private sector in driving trade, growth and development in the region.

 

The Chairman of Ecobank Nigeria, Mrs. Bola Adesola, said the Pan African Center would drive productivity and deliver efficient customer service.

 

She said the EPAC was built with energy-efficient technology, aligning with the Lagos state intelligent city initiative.

 

Bola Adesola believed the commissioning of the EPAC would reposition Ecobank Nigeria to provide real-time digital banking service to Nigerians.

 

IN HIS ADDRESS, the CEO of Ecobank Nigeria Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, thanked the entire staff and management of the bank for their selflessness, dedication, resilience, diligence, commitment, and hardwork,  which has seen the bank evolve into a key financial institution in the country and region.

 

He said the EPAC would be leveraged to scale dynamic, innovative and inclusive financial services in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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