First Bank of Nigeria Commemorates 130 Years of Excellence

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Press Release

London, March 31: Today, First Bank of Nigeria proudly celebrates its 130th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its illustrious journey as one of Nigeria’s premier financial institutions. Founded in 1894, First Bank has been at the forefront of shaping the nation’s banking and finance sector, serving as a beacon of excellence, innovation, and resolute dedication to the Nigerian people.

Throughout its remarkable 130-year history, First Bank has demonstrated exceptional resilience, adaptability, and commitment to excellence. From its humble beginnings to becoming a powerhouse in the financial sector, the bank has remained steadfast in its mission to provide cutting-edge financial solutions and unparalleled customer service to millions of customers nationwide and beyond.

Under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the current CEO, First Bank has continued to thrive and innovate, setting new standards of excellence in the industry. Dr. Adeduntan’s visionary leadership, strategic acumen, and bedrock commitment to driving sustainable growth have been instrumental in propelling First Bank to greater heights and reinforcing its position as a trusted partner to individuals, businesses, and communities across Nigeria.

It is worthy of note to announce that First Bank has received numerous accolades and recognitions from esteemed institutions such as the African Leadership Magazine, UK. These awards underscore their commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in the financial services sector.

On this historic occasion, First Bank expresses heartfelt gratitude to their loyal customers, dedicated employees, esteemed partners, and stakeholders whose continuous support and trust have been the bedrock of their success over the past 130 years; Saying, “Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones, and together, we will continue to shape the future of banking in Nigeria and beyond.

“As we celebrate 130 years of excellence, First Bank reaffirms our commitment to innovation, integrity, and sustainable growth as we embark on the next phase of our journey. With a renewed sense of purpose and a forward-looking approach, we remain steadfast in our mission to lead the charge towards a brighter and more prosperous future for Nigeria and its people.”.

From all of us at African Leadership Magazine:

Happy 130th anniversary, First Bank of Nigeria!

For media inquiries, please contact:

King Richard
African Leadership Magazine


Note to Editors:

About First Bank of Nigeria Limited: First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier financial institution and one of the oldest banks in the country, with a rich history spanning over 130 years. Established in 1894, FirstBank has consistently been at the forefront of innovation, providing a wide range of banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, and corporate clients. With a robust network of branches and ATMs across Nigeria and a commitment to excellence, FirstBank remains a trusted partner for millions of customers in Nigeria and beyond.

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