Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu cutting the tape to inaugurate the new branch of the First Bank Plc located on Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti…yesterday. With her are: First Bank Business Development Manager, Ekiti State, Mrs. Abiola Lufadeju (right) and the Registrar, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Lady Christie Oluborode.
By Gbenga Sodeinde, Senior Correspondent, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Government on Monday, 31st March, 2014, renewed the pledge to make its domain favourable for investment.
It said only a conducive atmosphere will attract private investments to jumpstart the state economy boost its development.
The renewal was made by the state Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu at the inauguration of a new branch of the First Bank Nigeria Plc, on Bank Road, Ado-Ekiti which coincided with the 120th anniversary of the bank in the country.
It was the fifth branch of the bank in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Describing First Bank Plc as very strong, reliable and customer-friendly, the Deputy Governor noted that the bank has been playing vital roles in the socio- economic development of the state and the country.
She urged the management of the institution to sustain the bank’s credibility and maintain its lead in the banking sector by designing more customer-friendly programmes to investors private investors and corporate organizations willing to establish in the Land of Honour State.
The Area Service Manager of the First Bank, Akure and Ado-Ekiti, Mr. Omitogun Oluwatoyin, said the establishment of the new branch, the fifth in the state capital, became necessary following growing demands by customers for additional branches to decongest the existing branches and bring the banking services closer to its customers.
He expressed the bank’s appreciation to the people and government of Ekiti State with the assurance that First Bank will continue to provide the best banking services and facilities that will make it the bank to beat in the country.