One of Nigeria’s huge financial institutions, Fidelity Bank Plc hosted an amazing night of colour, glamour and glitz to celebrate and honour outstanding staff and customers.
The bank which prides itself as having a high quotient of integrity surely kept its word of delivering an exciting, fun-filled and captivating ceremony attended by Nigeria’s best and brightest.
Held at the Eko Convention Centre, the evening of excellence tagged “Give Them Wings” hosted by the duo of Kate Henshaw and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu reached its most memorable point with a wondrous speech by its debonair Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo.
According to him ” The reason we dubbed this year’s celebration’ Give Them Wings” symbolizes how Fidelity Bank has been supporting people who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to soar and make a success out of life. He then invited some of them on stage to the delight of all those present. One of those recognised was Michael Showunmi, a physically challenged man who was given employment by the bank.
He also used the opportunity to reveal that the bank has been growing from strength to strength.According to him “Fidelity won “The Best Digital Networking Bank Entrepreneurs, Africa, 2019, at PWM Wealth Tech Awards, held in London UK, It won second position in Sustainable Agricultural Transaction for its compliance with sustainable banking and also moved up four places to reach second on the 2019 Nigeria Banking Industry Customer Experience Survey, published by KPMG”.
After reeling out hard facts about the successes the bank had achieved in the past few years, noting that the future is bright, he went ahead to shower praise on the staff and customers that have kept faith and helped it become the formidable force that it has grown to become.
Some of the awards handed out that evening included: Best in Fidelity Helping Hand Project, (North East), Best Staff in Customer Service/KPI, which were won by Martins Izuogbe and Field Marshal (Adebayo Ogunbiyi) respectively.
Guests, who savoured a 3-course dinner, were thrilled by artistes such as Kcee, Niniola, Timaya and Flavour while Bovi added a touch of spice with mature comedy.
Celebrated Nigerians in attendance included: Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna; Deputy Governor of Benue State, NIMASA’s DG, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Mr. Benson Abouno; Chief Mike Inegbese and wife, Mary; Anselm Tabansi, Prof Pat Utomi and wife, Ifeoma; John Obayuwana and daughter, Jennifer; Air Peace MD/CEO, Mr. Allen Onyeama, OtunbaLai Oriowo, GMD/CEO, United Bank for Africa, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, Chairman, Nova Bank, Mr. Phillip Oduoza and wife, Jumai, Mr Francis Ogboro and wife, Otunba Seni Adetu and wife, Janet and Prof. Tokunbo Fabanwo.