First Bank Turns London Blue As It Marks 40 Years
First Bank Nigeria UK celebrated its 40th anniversary in London, marked by a blue-themed event on November 11, 2022, under the theme “Partnership Beyond Borders.” The occasion, attended by dignitaries including Nigerian Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and former CBN Governor Muhammadu Sanusi II, recognized the bank’s role as a gateway connecting international markets. CEO Sam Aiyere expressed gratitude to stakeholders, emphasizing the bank’s achievements in facilitating international trade.
London radiated a vibrant blue hue on November 11, 2022, as First Bank Nigeria UK, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, commemorated its 40th anniversary with a grand celebration under the theme “Partnership Beyond Borders.”
Distinguished guests, including Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Olubadan of Ibadan Land Oba Sen. Dr. Moshood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, and former CBN Governor Muhammadu Sanusi II, gathered alongside government officials, diplomats, regulators, and industry leaders. The event acknowledged the bank’s four-decade journey as a crucial gateway connecting international markets.
Among the notable attendees were Umaru Abdul Mutallab, former Chairman of FirstBank, and Mohammed Indimi, Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources. Sam Aiyere, CEO of FBN Bank UK Ltd., expressed gratitude to stakeholders for their unwavering support, emphasizing the bank’s role in facilitating international trade between Africa and Europe.
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO of FirstBank, reflected on 40 years of unbroken business operations, resilience, and partnerships beyond borders. He envisioned a bright future for FBN Bank UK, emphasizing the bank’s standing as a unified family.
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, highlighted the strategic importance of FBNBank UK in promoting Africa as an investment destination and facilitating global trade. President Muhammadu Buhari commended FirstBank’s nationalistic approach, acknowledging its continuous support to the Nigerian dream through agile financial services solutions and professional expertise.