Fidelity Bank Plc has reiterated commitment to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria, as it flagged off its nationwide customer engagement programme themed, “Connecting With You”.
The move would see the bank execute detailed educative sessions with businesses and entrepreneurs to help them grow their export businesses as way of diversifying and solving the foreign exchange challenges in the country.
Meanwhile, Fidelity Bank, at the weekend, rewarded 19 customers in its ongoing “Get Alert in Millions” promo, as seven persons won N16 million cumulatively, while 12 others got refrigerator or generating set each as consolation prize.
The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo, while pledging the support for SMEs, at start of the programme in Owerri and Onitsha, in Imo and Anambra states respectively, said the lender would use such intervention to boost growth of South East economic zones.
He expressed gratitude over the level of support and patronage, saying that the bank also needs to reciprocate by supporting entrepreneurs with finance to grow their businesses.
“Our people are entrepreneurial in nature and there are plenty of small businesses all over the place. Some have export ideas, but the documentations involved they do not know. We are going to provide a more structured access to quality information that can help your business,” he said.
Chairman of the bank, Ernest Ebi, added that the lender had over the years become a big bank that cannot be ignored by any serious business concern, and has remained true to helping its customers break new frontiers in business. “We are here to connect with our customers.”
However, the Executive Director, Shared Services, Mrs. Chijioke Ugochukwu, has said there is no better way of banking than putting smiles on the faces of the customers and keeping to promises.
“This is what Fidelity Bank is doing. Our promo is always targeted at customers’ areas of need. While the economic situation is gradually easing, most people still need money to solve some problems.
“At the end of today’s draw, we would have given out a total of N65 million in cash and 72 fridges and generating sets as consolation prizes to 110 winners. There is still a total of N40 million and several consolation prizes to be won in subsequent draws.
A summary of big winners at the weekend showed that Johnson Chukwudeme Ndelekwute of Ihiala Branch, Anambra State, won the nationwide quarterly draw for N5 million, while Saminu Sani Ahmadu Nello way branch in Kano, won N2 million in monthly draw for Nothern zone.
Others are Toheed of Challenge Branch, Ibadan, N2 million for South West zone; Obochi Bridget Nwanneka of Nsukka Branch, N2 million for South East zone; and a catholic priest, Luismary Okeyia of Onne Branch, N2 million for South-South zone.