GROUP Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa, has been conferred with the University of Nigeria Alumni Associationâ€™s (UNAA) â€œLife time Achievement Awardâ€ in recognition of his numerous contributions to the growth of the institution and educational development in Nigeria.
Akinfemiwa graduated from UNN with second class upper division degree in Agricultural Economics in 1976.
A statement issued by the bank said the well deserved award was to recognize and honour him for identifying with both the school and the alumni association in their quest to make teaching and learning more effective by lending a helping hand.
His passion for education is unparalled and has consistently championed this. Under his leadership, Skye Bank,Â which has as one its core values, education and youth development, has supported many institutions at various levels for development.
Some of these initiatives of the bank under his leadership include provision of lecture theatre for the University of Jos, support for Obafemi Awolowo Universityâ€™s library project, renovation of Federal Government College, Birnin Kudu and financing of the construction of several econdary and tertiary schools.
Some of the schools include Rainbow College, Lagos, Green Spring International School, Macdonald Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, Stella Maries School, Abuja, Premiere Academy, Abuja, among others.
Recently, Skye Bank made donation to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for the renovation of the universityâ€™s science building as well as doing same for the University of Jos as part of the bankâ€™s commitment to science education in Nigeria.
The bank has also been active in the sponsorship of various educational activities among secondary schools across the nation,Â some of which are the debate among secondary schools in Lagos State, and the soccer competition among secondary schools in Ondo State.