Stanbic IBTC, as parts of efforts at taking its services to a vast majority of the populace across the country, opened a new branch, last week, in Sagamu, the second in Ogun State.
Describing the event as more than an opening of a new branch, Mrs Sola David-Borha, Stanbic IBTCâ€™s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said it was a crucial step forward in the quest by the bank to extend its imprint across the federation, to make the products and services more accessible to many more Nigerians.
Thanking the Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Michael Sonariwo, the Chairman of Sagamu Local Government Area, Hon. Daisi Akintan for finding time to be part of the historic opening, Mrs David-Borha said: â€œOgun State is strategic to achieving Stanbic IBTC goal of advanced socio-economic development of the state and the empowerment of Nigerian people in generalâ€.
She added that the Stanbic IBTC Group, with strong presence in banking, pension fund administration, stock-broking and asset management will deploy its expertise and global network to help the state achieve its vision of becoming an investment destination of choice. â€œAs a member of the Standard Bank Group, Stanbic IBTC draws on a pool of experience and expertise spanning 147 years. We operate a network of branches in 17 countries across the African continent and 16 countries outside Africa including Brazil, Russia and China.â€
She reiterated that the bankâ€™s robust corporate social responsibility initiatives, with its focus on health, education and economic empowerment will impact positively on the Sagamu community and Ogun State in general.