125 Years Anniversary: Sights and Sounds of First Bank’s Flag Hoisting Ceremony

By Eric Elezuo

The First Bank of Nigeria, one of the leading banks in the Nigeria’s economic environment, kicked off activities marking its 125 years of existence with a memorable flag hoisting ceremony at its headquarter office on the Marina, Lagos.

MD/CEO. First Bank Nigeria, Mr. Sola Adedutan delivering his opening address

The event which brought together the who is who in First Bank’s administrative cadre, both past and present, was another statement of the bank’s first class service delivery to customers, staff and the nation in general.

Mr Uk Eke, Dr Sola Adedutan, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba Otudeko and Mrs Ibukun Awosika making their way to the flag hoisting site

The anchor of the prestigious gathering, Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney, informed the gathering that the flag hoisting was first among a conglomeration of month-long activities lined up for the one century and a quarter ceremonies.

A cross section of special dignitaries
Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, giving a goodwill message

Among other events lined up in cerebration of the 125 years of service to humanity include Jumat and church services slated for March 22 and 24 respectively.

The First Bank family
Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney

There will also be a special lecture slated for March 26

At the flag hoisting site
Mrs Awosika and Mr. Adedutan

The ceremony was an opportunity to tell the story of First Bank’s “fortitude and engage with internal and external stakeholders that should be inspired to continue the journey as our group transcends into the next 125 years, a highly anticipated era of innovation and exponential growth and development.”

The Sergeant at arms reporting to the chairman after a successful hoisting
At the press conference
A cross section of white cap chiefs
The Nigeria Army Choir in top grade performance




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