Nigeria’s premier financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other corporate entities in the FBNHoldings group would collectively have a 125km relay walk to celebrate the bank’s 125 years of unbroken business operations in commemoration of its 125 years anniversary.
Following the flag hoisting ceremony, the anniversary activities curtain raiser event that held on March 1, 2019, the 125km relay walk which is to be carried out at locations across Nigeria and other countries where the bank operates is among the many activities lined-up to celebrate the bank’s impact and contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria over the years.
Chief executive officer of the bank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan said , “The 125km Relay Walk is a representation of the collaborative effort of not just FirstBank but all entities in our holding company, FBNHoldings, that have in the last 125 years impacted lives and contributed to the growth and development of our host communities and countries where we do businesses.”
Speaking on the significance of the relay walk, Adeduntan explained that “It is also a representation of the First Bank brand in the last 125 years; our people, the team work, partnership and the collective spirit which has shown that as a team, together we can do and achieve more. It is neither a marathon, nor sprint, but a surefooted, steady walk we have taken in the last 125 years.”
The 125km relay walk, to be led by Adeduntan, would terminate at the bank’s corporate head office in Marina where staff, customers and other stakeholders would converge to witness the symbolic baton hand over and a commitment to the next 125 years.