FirstBank set for exciting engagement with customers at Social Media Week 2019

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Nigeria’s Premier and foremost financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Social Media Week (SMW), Lagos, scheduled to start on Monday 4 February 2019 and end, 8 February 2019. The 2019 event is themed; STORIES: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility”

The yearly event, is a weeklong conference convened to provide the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

The Bank is sponsoring the event for the fourth time and with its participation, the Bank’s digital lounge would once again be activated. The FirstBank digital lounge provides a platform for engagement between the Bank’s customers and other attendees at the event in a friendly and interactive manner. The lounge also provides a conducive platform to showcase FirstBank’s array of digital centric services notably Chat Banking on WhatsApp; *894# USSD banking; the mobile app, Firstmobile and the FirstBank Agent banking service, Firstmonie amongst others.

Among the planned highlights of the Bank’s participation at this year event is the #FirstBankIdeasChallenge, designed to have participants share their ideas on different banking products, their challenges and suggested approach to resolving specific issues and glitches to tasks provided on the FirstBank facebook page; www.facebook.com/firstbankofnigeria.

A key criteria to participating at the event is for one to like the FirstBank facebook Page and get one’s friends to like the page and vote for the best ideas. The top three winners will get N500,000 each while 25 people will win N20,000 each for liking, and engaging in the campaign.

Socially engage FirstBank on its respective social media handles; www.twitter.com/firstbankngr; www.instagram.com/firstbanknigeria; www.youtube.com/firstbankngr and www.facebook.com/firstbankofnigeria for up to date information on products and services as well as participation in quizzes and games with prizes up for grabs.

About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading banking services solutions provider in Nigeria for 125 years. With some 15 million customer accounts, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services with over 750 business locations. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards and “Best Bank in Nigeria” by Global Finance for 15 years. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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