First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has received 3 international awards as it featured in the list of the 2021 Global Banking and Finance magazine sweeping the “Retail Banking CEO of the Year Nigeria”, “Most innovative Retail Banking App Nigeria” and “Best CSR Bank Nigeria”.

Each award conferred on the bank is in recognition of its efforts in deepening financial inclusion in the country and advancing the digital banking ecosystem while impacting individuals in its host communities with technology to make learning available to everybody.

The Global Banking and Finance Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community, seeking to recognize companies of all sizes which affect prominent areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world in a positive manner.

Receiving and commenting on the awards, the CEO of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, noted that it was an achievement that reflects the bank’s efforts at investing in the best products in its operations.

“We are proud to be recognized with these awards, which speak to the investments we have made over the past years in bolstering our electronic platforms for our customers; enhancing financial inclusion through agent banking as well as empowering our communities in the education space especially by bridging the digital divide through e-learning initiative,” he said.

Dr. Adeduntan noted that the awards are dedicated to all the bank’s customers, as the trust is reposed in the bank as the first choice in meeting their business and financial needs has been instrumental to the success it has achieved in its existence of over 127 years. He reiterated the bank’s commitment to putting its customers first as it contributes to the growth and development of host communities.