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Zenith Bank Appoints Ebenezer Onyeagwu As New CEO

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The management of Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the bank’s new managing director and chief executive officer.

The bank gave the notice in a note sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday.

Onyeagwu’s confirmation will, however, be subject to approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Onyeagwu will take over from Peter Amangbo whose tenure as the bank’s CEO expires on May 31.

Amangbo was appointed Zenith Bank MD/CEO effective June 1, 2014 to replace Godwin Emefiele who had been appointed CBN governor by then President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The appointment is consistent with the bank’s tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within,” the bank said.

Onyeagwu had, before his new appointment, held the position of the bank’s deputy managing director since October 2016 and spent 17 years working with Zenith Bank.

Onyeagwu is a graduate of accounting from Auchi Polytechnic. He began his career at the defunct Financial Merchant Bank in 1991 and later held several management positions in erstwhile Citizens International Bank Limited.

He joined Zenith Bank in 2002 as a senior manager in the Internal Control and Audit Group. By 2005, he had risen to assistant general manager.

Onyeagwu also has a postgraduate diploma in Financial Strategy, a certificate in Macroeconomics from the University of Oxford.

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UBA Rewards 100 Customers With N100,000 Amid COVID-19 Meltdown

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Pan African Financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has again given its loyal customers reason to cheer as it rewarded 100 of them with N100,000 each in the UBA Bumper account draw.

The draw, which took place at the UBA Head office on Tuesday, was held via the Facebook platform in strict compliance with social distancing rules as directed by the Federal and Lagos State Government were 100 more customers emerged winners through a transparent draw.

When contacted, the customers who emerged winners of the draw agreed that the total reward of N10m is timely and would be very useful in assisting them especially in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic currently ravaging the world with attendant effect on incomes of individuals.

UBA’s Group Head, Consumer and Retail Banking, Jude Anele, spoke about the bank’s excitement to be able to put smiles on the faces of as much as 100 customers at this critical time when livelihoods and lives are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“These are difficult times indeed with little to cheer about because people are going through trying times. However, for us in UBA, we want our customers to know that we are in these together, that is why we have taken it upon ourselves to reward those that have kept our business going with their loyalty. With this reward, we want to encourage them to stay happy and safe even as they continue to aim for their dream regardless of the present challenges,” Anele said.

He noted that the bumper draw is also in line with the bank’s mission of creating superior value for its stakeholders while encouraging saving cultures among Nigerians, adding that “We have in recent times deepened our focus on the most important aspect of our business – the customers we serve. Hence, our huge investment in technology to make banking easier and seamless across all our product channels and that is why we most recently introduced new offerings such as this Bumper Account, with our customers in mind as it is expected to deliver improved value to them,” he said.

In the first draw which was held live during the official launch in Lagos, a total of 100 customers emerged winners as ‘Bumper to Bumper Crooner’, Wande Coal, serenaded guests with his famous hit songs to the delight of all present.

The Group Head Marketing & Customer Experience, Michelle Nwoga, explained that the Bumper account was created specifically with the customer in mind, adding that UBA truly puts its customers first and will stop at nothing to ensure they have the right solutions to support their needs. “We are committed to delivering exceptional service and will always seek to excite our customers at every interaction. We back our words with action and that is why a total of 100 customers emerged winners at the last draw which also took place here,” she said.

She added that a monthly shopping allowance of N100,000 for a year is also up for grabs. “No fewer than 5 account holders will get a whopping N2 million each across all participating regions every quarter. This account is open to both existing and new customers of the bank who save a minimum of N5,000,” Nwoga added.

Mafulul Emmanuel King, one of the winners who was called on the phone, could not hide his joy when he was announced as one of the winners. “I am still very amazed. I never knew I could get lucky and win. All my life, I have never won anything like this, and I am very happy that I won this time. What a time to get lucky than now when this Corona Pandemic has affected my business severely. You can’t imagine how relieved and delighted I am. God bless you guys, thank you so much UBA,” he said.

Another winner, Bello Aishat, who could not also believe it when her name was contacted screamed for joy, saying: “You don’t know what this means to me at this very difficult time! This bank keeps touching and supporting lives. The same way they supported both the federal and state governments and some African countries with a whooping N5bn. I am convinced UBA truly cares and I am proud to bank with UBA. Thank you so much, you have touched me beyond words at a trying time,” she concluded.




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GTBank Opens Over 40 More Branches To Ease Customers Stress [Full List]

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The foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has ordered the re-opening of more than 40 of its branches across the country from today, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

In an official statement sent to PorscheClassy News, GTBank stated its commitment to serving the customers while reiterating the need to observe precautionary measures to keep all customers and members of our staff safe.

Read the full statement below:

Dear Customer,

We are pleased to inform you that we will be re-opening more than 40 more branches across the country from Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Our banking hours have also been extended to 9 am – 3 pm daily, so that we can attend to as many customers as we safely can.

Please, note that whilst we are committed to serving you in our branches, it is important that we continue to observe precautionary measures to keep all customers and members of our staff safe.

When visiting a branch, kindly protect yourself and our staff by wearing a facemask at all times. It is also very important that you keep a safe distance when in a queue inside or outside the branch. We would also like to implore you to be patient as it might take a bit more time to serve you at our branches during this period.

Before visiting any of our branches, please remember that you can withdraw up to N200,000 at all our ATMs and that you can do most of your banking from the safety of your home through the GTWorld Mobile App or by simply dialling *737# from your phone.

You can also visit www.gtbank.com/help-centre for complaints, enquiries and information about all our products and services.

Below is a list of the locations where our branches are open:

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