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FIDELITY BANK APPOINTS ISA INUWA AS INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Alhaji Isa Mohammed Inuwa as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank and has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of the appointment, which has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and took effect from January 22, 2020.

Alhaji Inuwa joins the versatile Board of Fidelity Bank that is chaired by Mr. Ernest Ebi, a former Deputy Governor of the CBN, and comes with a wealth of multi-industry experience spanning over 35 years in the banking and oil and gas industries.  He statutorily retired in June 2019 as Chief Operating Officer/Group Executive Director, Corporate Services at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where he worked for over a decade.

While at NNPC he was seconded to Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) in 2016 as Deputy Managing Director. As the DMD of NLNG, he served on the board of NLNG and NLNG subsidiaries including Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGTL) and NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML). He was at various times a Member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB), the Petroleum Training Institute, Chairman of Nigerian Pipelines and Products Storage Company Limited (NPSC) and Alternate Chairman of NNPC LNG Limited, amongst others.

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In the financial services industry, his experience spans Commercial Banking, Merchant Banking and Development Finance, with requisite knowledge and experience in retail and commercial banking, operations, international trade finance, agricultural finance, treasury and corporate banking. He started out as a banker with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc where he did his mandatory youth service programme and worked at the defunct Bank for Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and International Merchant Bank (IMB). Inuwa rose to the pinnacle of the banking profession with his appointment as Managing Director, Intercity Bank Plc, in 1991.

Upon leaving Intercity Bank, he worked briefly as a self-employed financial consultant, providing research and advisory services in project finance, process re-engineering, strategy development and public policy impact analysis, before being appointed through a formal selection process, as Executive Director, Operations, Bank of Agriculture (BoA) in 2005.

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Alhaji Isa Inuwa has an active community and public service life. He was a member of the Presidential Committee on the management of the Excess Crude Account and a Member of the Bureau of Public Enterprises Committee on Reconciliation of Public Sector Debt.

Born in Kano, Inuwa was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Stirling University, Scotland where he obtained BSc Accounting and MSc Accounting & Finance degrees respectively.  Married with children and a grandchild, he has attended several courses and executive management programmes at Wharton, Oxford University, Euromoney, INSEAD, IMD and other high profile global institutions.

“We could not have made a better choice in Inuwa, given his pedigree and experience, a significant portion of which was in executive and strategic roles covering management, finance, strategy, corporate services, compliance, audit and Information Technology. We look forward to his contributions even as we remain focused on the pursuit of our strategic growth plans.” said Mr. Ebi.

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Richard Quest Visit Management Of Fidelity Bank Plc

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CNN Anchor, Richard Quest (left) engaging with Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo on SME lending and leveraging digital channels to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria… Monday

CNN Anchor, Richard Quest, paid a courtesy visit on the Management of Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday, February 12.

During the visit, he engaged the team on several issues including SME lending and leveraging digital channels to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria.

www.theoctopusnews.com, presents pictures from the event.

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3,000 Undergraduates Benefit From Fidelity Youth Empowerment Programme

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Fidelity Bank Plc, has trained over 3,000 undergraduates from various tertiary institution on skills acquisition through its youth empowerment programme. Nnamdi Okonkwo, the bank’s CEO made this disclosure Friday during the closing ceremony of the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy (FYEA) held at the Sokoto State University (SSU) in Sokoto.

“The students were drawn from the 5 institutions that have benefitted from the banks youth empowerment initiative that aims to teach vocational and entrepreneurship skills”, he stated.

Okonkwo who was represented by the Head, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Chris Nnakwe called on Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurship and create wealth for themselves instead of searching endlessly for non-existing paid jobs.

Organised as part of the bank’s CSR intervention, Nnakwe pointed out that the programme now in its 7th edition seeks to empower the Nigerian undergraduate with skills and enterprise training, which are relevant for self-reliance.

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He stated that the bank had organised the programme in various institutions of higher learning including the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Waziri Umar Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi; Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Bayero University, Kano and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

For the Sokoto edition, Nnakwe stated the bank has expanded the scope of the programme in a bid to accommodate new areas of vocational training. Apart from the typical training on tailoring and make-up, he noted that participants were also provided with requisite skills and first-hand knowledge in Fashion Designing, Cloth Embellishment, Cocktail and Phone Engineering among others. “We in Fidelity Bank have targeted programmes on education, environment and youth empowerment. This one you are witnessing today is part of fulfilling our promises to the society,” Nnakwe said.

According to him, the youths were trained to acquire skills to enable them to become self-reliant and also make them employers of labours even while in school. He disclosed that at the end of the training, starter packs would be given to each participant to enable him or her to commence business.

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Speaking earlier at the opening ceremony, the Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal, thanked Fidelity Bank for choosing the school for the programme. Tambuwal, stressed that as a responsible government his administration has prioritised the welfare of the youths in the state. He enjoined the participants to stay focused and concentrate in order to benefit from the training.

In the same vein, the Vice Chancellor, Sokoto State University, Prof. Sani Dangogo, thanked Fidelity Bank for the gesture, saying the training would go a long way in alleviating the financial burden of the students.

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2020 GTBank Lagos Polo Leighton Kings are Majek champions NRT, RCF win Low, Governor’s Cups

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The 2020 GTBank Lagos International Polo Tournament ended on a flourishing note Sunday with Lagos Leighton Kings clinching the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup 10-5 at the expense of Lintex Agad.
NRT also clinched the Low Cup while RCF win the Governor’s Cup.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq; Alhaji Aliko Dangote and MD/CEO GTBank,  Mr Segun Agbaje led the large roll call of dignitaries for a colourful ending to a memorable tournament which featured an unprecedented 39 teams.
The Kings, which had Bowale Jolaosho, Bello Buba, Raul Laplacette and Manuel Crespo, were aiming for an unprecedented four title wins having won the Oba of Lagos Cup, Open Cup, Italian Ambassador’s Cup but were pushed all through in the opening and second chukkas by Agad which paraded Sodiq Dantata, Bashir Dantata, Chris McKenzie and Thomas Lorente.
The Kings’ superiority eventually came to fore in from the third all through the end of the six-chukka match as they coasted to victory with five clear goals.
In the  Low Cup final, which was the penultimate match of the dual-phase tournament, Timi Badiru scored a high – goal with less than two minutes to play as NRT survived a late surge by STL for a 9 ½ – 8 triumph over their fellow Lagos side.
Englishman Dorian Bulteau – playing for the first time in Arfica – was pivotal to the priceless win scoring a handful of the goals for the team who also featured Tomi Ojora and Yasin Amusan.
The Governor’s Cup went the way of Lagos RCF A+ with Argentine five-goaler Andre Crespo leading the home team’s resurgence.
Nasariya were leading 4-1 as at the tail end of the penultimate third chukka but four straight goals by RCF three of which came off the mallet of the South American and one from Mohammed Dangote completed a remarkable turnaround.
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L-R Speaker,  House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria,Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor,  Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu; Governor,  Ogun State,Mr. Dapo Abiodun and Executive Director,  Gtbank,  Mr. Hassan Musa during the presentation of the trophy at the Final of the Majekodunmi Polo Tournament sponsored by Gtbank in Lagos, at the weekend.
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