FIRSTBANK’S FIRSTGEM CLOCKS 2, PROMOTES FEMALE INDEPENDENCE

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On Friday, 23 November 2018, women from all walks of life would converge at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos for the second anniversary of the launch of FirstGem, the FirstBank lifestyle product designed specifically for women to promote female independence and entrepreneurship. The event is themed “Building Sustainable Wealth”.

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Since the launch of FirstGem in October 2016, a series of female empowerment initiatives, trainings and seminars have been organized across the country and in the UK to harness and financially mobilize the growing percentage of women in the country whilst empowering them through the nuggets of financial independence. These empowerment sessions include; Oyo State Women Empowerment Programme; Southern States Governors Wives’ Forum; Benue State Women Empowerment Program; Mentoring Women to Posterity held at Enugu, Enugu State; OAU International Law Students Women Conference and the FirstGem in the UK. The Bank has also supported over 8,000 women with finance to grow their businesses.

The speakers and plenary session discussants at the second anniversary event will include; Dr. Doyin Salami, CEO, Kainos Edge Consulting Limited; Aruma Oteh, Treasurer and Vice President of World Bank; Nimi Akinkugbe, CEO Bestman Games and author of A – Z of Personal Finance and Arese Ugwu, author of The Smart Money Woman, amongst other discussants.

According to the Bank’s Group Head, Products & Marketing Support, Mr. Abiodun Famuyiwa, ‘at FirstBank, we recognise that promoting female entrepreneurship and independence is key to economic development and building the economic viability of every home in the country. FirstGem is a deliberate strategy by the Bank to drive financial inclusion and all-round development of women through gender-advancement programs wrapped around savings culture, Financial Literacy, Loan Management and building Investment portfolio.”

Are you an upward mobile lady and entrepreneur and enthusiastic about giving your business and lifestyle a boost? Then walk into the nearest FirstBank branch to open a FirstGem account and stay financially secured.

About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading banking services solutions provider in Nigeria. With some 14 million customer accounts, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services with over 750 business locations. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years, 2011 – 2017, by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

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