There was profound jubilation amongthe people of Ipetu-Ijesha, in Oriade Local Government of Osun State, as Access Bank opened new branch inthesleepy community.
Speaking at the event, which was graced by many dignitaries across the country, the Group Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, Dr Herbert Wigwe reiterated the commitment of his Bank to the welfare of many inhabitants of the town through inclusive banking system.
He promised to positively engage the people of the community in terms of provision of credit facility for small scale businesses as well as employment for the youths.
According to him, such banking experience would accelerate commercial activities as well as speedy human development, with inherent corporate social responsibility of immense value.
"The coming of this Bank to Ipetu-Ijesha is a testimony of rapid development of commerce in the town. The bank will also assist to promote development of the people in all ramifications.
"We will serve you well economically and socially and do everything possible within our means to assist your people in their various entrepreneurial development ", Wigwe said.
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Adeleke Agunbiade, Ajalaye of Ipetu-Ijesha expressed excitement over the development, saying it is a new dawn of economic advancement in the community, as he eulogised the Bank for considering his domain worthy of such developmental project.
He therefore implored his subjects to reciprocate the gesture through optimal patronage and concerted efforts towards protecting the Bank and its staff jealousy.
"This is indeed a dawn of a new era in our town and a move towards economic emancipation and liberation. It is asignal of more developmental projects in our domain.
"I want to beg you to reciprocate this by opening account with Access Bank, this is the only bank that guarantees safety of your money at any time.
"It should be noted that anybody who refuses to Bank with Access is an enemy of the king and by extension an enemy of Ipetu-Ijesha"