Ecobank Nigeria Limited is seeking to be amongst the top three (3) Banks in the next few years, according to John Aboh, chairman of the Bank.
Aboh said this at a board of directors’ Dinner in honour of new and immediate past directors of Ecobank Nigeria in Lagos at the weekend. “The Bank is putting in place various initiatives and strategies to realise the set objective, all hands are on the deck to ensure the Ecobank Nigeria assume its dream within a few years,” he said in statement.
According to the Ecobank chairman, the Bank’s desire is predicated on its current growth trajectory reflected on its key financial indices within the Ecobank Group results for the last quarter of 2015.
Aboh says the board has a clear and specific mandate to ensure Ecobank Nigeria moves from its present number six (6) positions in total assets to top three (3) Banks in assets and profitability in the country. “Everyone is working assiduously towards the realisation of this goal. I make bold to say that with the current management, human resources and strategies in place, we will surely achieve our goal in the next few years,” he added.
He commended the founders and past directors for their contributions to the present growth of the Bank. “Your achievements speak volumes. We will continue to appreciate your sacrifice, efforts and doggedness for taking our Bank to another level. We will continue to consolidate on your achievements and carry on with your dream. We are proud of you all,” he said.
Aboh, welcomed the new directors and advised them to consolidate on the achievements of the past ones, noting that, it was the only way to prove their efforts was not in vain.
Charles Kie, managing director, Ecobank Nigeria while speaking at the event assured that the management will continue to explore the abundant opportunities in the nation’s economic landscape to sustain the current phenomenal growth of the Bank.
Kie charged all stakeholders of the Bank to continue to have faith in the financial institution, stressing that; they will continue to improve on the standards the Bank is known for.
Directors honoured at the event include, the immediate past chairman, Ecobank Nigeria, Olor’ogun Sunny Kuku, Muazu Anache, Kola Karim and immediate past MD, Jibril Aku.
The new board of Ecobank Nigeria is headed by Aboh and other members are Garba Imam, Olajumoke Oduwole, Franca Ovadje, Funmi Oyetunji, Evelyne Tall, Edouard Dossou-Yovo, Femi Ayeni (non-executive directors) the new MD, Kie, Tony Okpanachi (DMD), Foluke Aboderin and Dele Alabi make up the executive directors.
Ecobank Nigeria said the event was attended by founders, past directors, high profile customers, shareholders, current management and the parent body, ETI; represented by Emmanual Ikhazoboh and Ade Ayeyemi, chairman and group Chief executive officer respectively.