L-R: Chief Executive Officer/Publisher of LaMode Magazine and convener, Green October Event 2018, Mrs. Sandra Odige; Head, Brand Management and Sustainability, Heritage Bank PLC, Mrs. Ozena Utulu; and Head, Media and External Relations, Heritage Bank PLC, Mr. Blaise Udunze; during the La Mode Green October Event 2018 where the bank won an award for being the Most Supportive Bank of the Year 2018 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos…on Sunday.
PRESS RELEASE—Heritage Bank Plc., Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, yet again has been adjudged the “Most Supportive Bank of the Year,” barely two weeks it grossed home three awards for its outstanding performance.
The current award was conferred on Heritage Bank at the fourth edition of Green October Event 2018, an event organized by Alamode Magazine.
Only recently, Heritage Bank was adjudged “Best SME Bank Nigeria 2018” by Capital Finance International (CFI.co) and “Agriculture Bank of the Year 2018” by the Nigeria Agriculture Awards (MAA). Also, the bank was honoured for being the Best CIBN Chapter of the Year 2018 in terms of members’ mobilization and participation as well as sponsorship of the Institute programmes.
Speaking about the current award, Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Bank, who was represented at the event held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos by Mrs. Ozena Utulu, Head, Brand Management and Sustainability; commended the organizers for the recognition and honour.
He explained that his management at Heritage Bank Plc. is usually excited when indigenous entrepreneurs show high level of creativity in their daily routine. “At Heritage Bank, such creativity and determination to standout in the midst of competition by any promoter of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises is given due financial support’, he stated.
Sekibo therefore encouraged the audience present at the occasion to partronise Heritage Bank and benefit from the varied financial services products and services available to meet the diverging needs of investors
According to him, any SME promoter who may approach Heritage Bank for financial support would not regret doing so; as the bank is endowed with experienced staff whose professional prowess is equal to none.
In her remarks about the award, Mrs. Sandra Odige, Chief Executive Officer/Publisher, LaMode Magazine as well as the organizer of the annual awards; said the good works the management and staff of Heritage Bank are doing are well noticeable.
She said the testimonies from beneficiaries of the products and services of Heritage Bank too show the commitment of Heritage Bank to its values and promises. Odige therefore charged Heritage Bank not to relent on its oars as posterity is taking note of the contribution it is currently making to lead the nation’s economy to a higher level.
Among other personnel and institutions hounoured with awards at the event is Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State and Ejiro Sharon Okotie, founder of the Hope Inspired Foundation.