Access Bank Closer to Being Africa’s Gateway to World—CEO
By Dipo Olowookere
Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe, has disclosed that the tier-one bank in Nigeria was almost achieving its goal of being Africa’s Gateway to the world.
Mr Wigwe made this disclosure at its prestigious annual Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Awards held over the weekend in Lagos to celebrate the achievement and commitment of its staff members.
The Afro-infused black tie event showcased great performances from the staff themselves, fun set pieces with palm wine cocktails, Pan-African Cuisines and traditional performers with talking drums and men on stilts.
It was witnessed by many of the country’s industry leaders, public servants and politicians including President of Dangote Industries, Mr Aliko Dangote; Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, Mr Femi Otedola; Mr Tunde Folawiyo among many others.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Access Bank chief commended staff for their zealous work throughout the year, congratulating recipients of the various awards in different categories.
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better.
“You all carry the power within each of you to help us succeed most especially as Access Bank is determined to be Africa’s Gateway to the world. Each year, we move several steps closer to that goal,” the respected banker said.
Commending and inspiring all present at the event, Mr Wigwe said, “We do it by all of us here today playing individual and collective roles towards the achievement of the bank’s goal as well as ensuring our customers’ expectations are constantly surpassed. We must all continue to be relentless in our pursuit of excellence.”
In line with its vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank, the 2018 CEO awards was designed to celebrate employees who have done the extra to enhance the quality of service provided by the bank and project its image rightly.
The award program enhances employee morale, loyalty and increased organizational productivity. The program also supports the lender’s recruitment campaign, employee engagements and recognizes the efforts of its high performing employees.