FirstBank Celebrates 125th Year Of Excellent Service With Thanksgiving Event In Lagos


Firstbank of Nigeria Plc has hosted a lively Thanksgiving service in Lagos as part of activities lined up to celebrate its 125th Anniversary.

The service which took place at Harbour Point, Event Centre, Victoria Island commenced with an opening prayer by Venerable Segun Ladiende

Dr Oba Otudeko with former GMD/CEO First Bank, Mr Bisi Onasanya

The very spitually-stimulating service was characterised by the reading of many Bible passages, prayers and praises by Fountain of Life Mass Choir.

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya
Group Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Adesola Kazeem. Adeduntan & wife, Mrs. Adenike Adeduntan
Fountain Of Life Mass Choir

The first Bible reading was by the Chairman of FBN Holdings Plc, Dr. Oba Otudeko. Others who read from the Holy book were: Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Mr. Gbenga Shobo, Mr. Val Ojumah, Mr. U.K Eke and Mrs. Ibukun Awosika.

Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings Plc, Mr Urum Kalu Eke
Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah

A section of the event was also dedicated to praying for the banking & finance industry as well as the Nigeria economy. This was handled by Reverend Humphfrey Oluakaiye.

Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Pastor T K Kalejaiye, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya & Reverend Wilson Badejo

That was not all, while Reverend Wilson Badejo prayed for customers and stakeholders, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya prayed for the future success of First bank and all operating entities of FBN Holdings plc.

Mrs Florence Ajimobi, First Lady Oyo State with Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank

The sermon for the service was preached by Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah.

Gen Ike Nwachukwu Rtd
Mr. Ladi Ani-Mumuney & Former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Bisi Onasanya
Chief Funlola Okunowo
Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika & Chairman of Guaranty Trust Bank, Osaretin Demuren
Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney & Senator Biyi Durojaiye

The Minister who took his words of exhortation from Luke 17: 11-19 said that Nigerians should hold on to their faith and believe in God because He will surely answer their prayers.

Akin Osinbajo with Dr Oba Otudeko

Dignitaries at the event included:Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Oyo State First Lady, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, former Lagos State First Lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola, former MD/ CEO of First Bank, Mr. Bisi Onasanya, , Pastor J T Kalejaiye, Dr. Christopher Kolade & wife, Mrs. Beatrice Kolade, Chief Chris Funlola Okunowo, Mr. Biodun Awosika, Founder of Eventful Limited, Yewande Zaccheaus Chairman, Board of Director, Guaranty Trust Bank, Mrs. Osaretin Demuren, ,Gen. Ike Nwachukwu rtd,Mrs. Olushola Oworu, Mr Leo Stan Ekeh, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Senator Biyi Durojaiye, Ladi Ani-Mumuney, Mr Odein Ajumogobia & Wife, Awuneba Ajumogobia, Senator Olurunimbe Mamora & wife, Olanlesi Mamora, CEO, Movingv Media, Chief Remi Adetayo and Publisher Business Day, Frank Aigbogun.

Pictures by Segun Lawal


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