On Saturday, March 16, 2019, First Bank of Nigeria and other corporate entities in the FBNHoldings Group will collectively have a 125km Relay Walk to celebrate the bank’s 125 years of unbroken business operations in commemoration of its 125 years anniversary.
Following the flag hoisting ceremony, the anniversary activities curtain raiser event that held March 1, 2019, the 125km Relay Walk, which is to be carried out at locations across Nigeria and other countries where the bank operates, is among the many activities lined up to celebrate the bank’s 125 years anniversary.
Furthermore, to celebrate its contribution to the growth and development of Nigeria over the years, predating the independence of the West African country with a view to reinforce the collaborative efforts of all institutions of the group, FBNHoldings, as well as building on the heritage for the next 125 years and beyond.
According to Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, First Bank of Nigeria, “The 125km Relay Walk is a representation of the collaborative effort of not just FirstBank but all entities in our holding company, FBNHoldings, that have in the last 125 years impacted lives and contributed to the growth and development of our host communities and countries where we do businesses.
“At FirstBank, we are proud of the strides made across these locations where we operate, as without the effort of all staff – past and present – as well as our customers and stakeholders, there would be no FirstBank.
“The 125km is a mark of our incredible journey of delivering impeccable financial services to our customers as we leave no stone unturned to remain an icon of admiration in today’s financial services industry in Africa.”
On how the “Relay Walk” would be carried-out and what it means to the brand, Folake Ani-Mumuney, group head, marketing and corporate communications, FirstBank, explains, “As a Group, we have journeyed through the ages, our footprints spreading far and wide with indelible landmarks of several firsts.
“The Relay Walk, yet another First, combines a relay with a walk. A relay, symbolic with races connotes the agility of sprint, which can only be achieved through a team’s collective effort while the passing of the baton during a relay connotes effective succession, thus all attributes evident in FirstBank’s attainment of 125 years of sustained profitable growth.”
The 125km Relay Walk, to be led by Adeduntan, will terminate at the bank’s corporate head office in Marina, where staff, customers and other stakeholders will converge to witness the symbolic baton hand over and a commitment to the next 125 years.