Heritage Bank Plc has emerged Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, courtesy of Institute for Tourism Professionals.
The institute, organisers of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo (NTTS), crowned Heritage Bank the best “Financial Institution, for Outstanding Support for Tourism.”
The award, according to the organisers, was in recognition of the bank’s contribution to the growth and development of the tourism.
Receiving the award on behalf of the bank at the Gala night in Abuja, the Managing Bank/Chief Executive Officer, Ifie Sekibo, represented by George Oko-Oboh, Regional Executive, Abuja & North, said it was a well-deserved honour for the bank, because the bank believes in tourism and hence its support for the sector.
He disclosed that the bank plans to increase its investment in the sector.
Sekibo said: “It is a well-deserved award for the bank because over the years the bank has believed in tourism and we always keep trying as much as possible to support the tourism sector. Over the years we think it is something we have done with a quite a number of stakeholders and we have done that quite well.
“In the coming years, we should expect more of better handshake. We intend to do more; because looking at what they are trying to achieve here now, we have seen that they are trying to take in much into the other sectors. We think we would still be there for them.
“The sector is quite lucrative, but for us, what we are doing basically is like partnership. That is what we have done with them over the years. We have done quite a few investments in the sector.”