By Michael Eboh
As parts of activities marking its 20th year of operations, GTBank Plc has entered into a strategic partnership with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to launch its 20th anniversary commemorative stamps.
Speaking at the unveiling of the stamps in Lagos, Wednesday, Mr. Segun Agbaje, Deputy Managing Director, GTBank, said that the bank is honoured to be given the privilege by NIPOST to launch the stamps.
He noted that the stamps will help boost the reputation of the bank significantly, especially as the stamps are being used by individuals and organisations in sending their mails to different parts of the country and the globe.
He said, â€œWe are glad to be given this opportunity to showcase the bank across the country and the world at large. Stamps go all over the world, and with the launch of our 20 anniversary stamps, the reputation of the bank will precede it across the globe.â€
Despite the challenges confronting the postal system, especially with the advancement in information and communication technology, Agbaje explained that the postal service will ever remain relevant, because of its historical importance.
According to him, the postal service remains the most historic means of interaction, adding that people will continually use stamps to send across information to other people.
In his remarks, Post Master General/Chief Executive Officer, NIPOST, Mr. Ibrahim Baba, represented byÂ Mr. Osadolor Eboigbe, General Manager, EMS Speedpost, noted that the use of postage stamps to mark anniversaries is governed by strict regulations, adding that the partnership with GTBank was consummated after a rigorous screening exercise and analysis of the antecedents of GTBank.
He said, â€œBefore agreeing to partner with GTBank in this 20th anniversary celebrations, NIPOST has examined the activities and performance of the bank.
â€œWe have no hesitation in partnering with a bank whose value system is hinged on professionalism, ethics, integrity and superior customer service.â€
Eboigbe, however, noted that the stamps will be available for purchase for six months, after which it can be only purchased at the Philatelic Bureau of NIPOST at higher prices than its face value, up till the next two years.