First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other corporate entities in the FBNHoldings group will on Saturday, March 16 collectively have a 125km relay walk to celebrate the bank’s 125 years anniversary.
The 125km relay walk will be carried out at locations across Nigeria and other countries where the bank operates.
According to the bank’s chief executive officer, Adesola Adeduntan, “the 125km relay walk is a representation of the collaborative effort of not just FirstBank but all entities in our holding company, FBNHoldings, that have in the last 125 years impacted lives and contributed to the growth and development of our host communities and countries where we do businesses.
“At FirstBank, we are proud of the strides made across these locations where we operate as without the effort of all staff – past and present – as well as our customers and stakeholders, there would be no FirstBank.
“The 125km is a mark of our incredible journey of delivering impeccable financial services to our customers as we leave no stone unturned to remain an icon of admiration in today’s financial services industry in Africa,” he said.
The CEO added that the walk “is also a representation of the FirstBank brand in the last 125 years; our people, the team work, partnership and the collective spirit which has shown that as a team, together we can do and achieve more. It is neither a marathon, nor sprint, but a surefooted, steady walk we have taken in the last 125 years.”
The bank’s group head, marketing and corporate communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said the walk would see staff, customers and stakeholders walk at least 1.25km in teams and from different locations to make up the minimum 125km.
At the end of the walk in each location, teams will symbolically pass the baton, committing to a cause that will take the group to the next 125 years. The baton exchange symbolises the strong culture of succession planning of the group in the last 125 years.
The 125km relay walk, to be led by Adeduntan, will end at the bank’s corporate head office in Marina, Lagos, where staff, customers and other stakeholders will converge to witness the symbolic baton hand over and a commitment to the next 125 years.