FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited was recently presented with the Oil and Gas Banker of the Year 2019 award at the Patrons’ Dinner and Industry Awards of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit
Speaking on the award, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan said, “we take pride in this recognition, as it represents the nation’s identification with our leading role in promoting the growth of the oil and gas industry. We remain steadfast on being the financial partner of first choice to Nigerians and, indeed across Africa as we collectively strive towards the continued growth of the economy at large”
Among other things, the event featured a panel discussion, with Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, First Bank CEO, represented by Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu, the bank’s Group Executive, Energy & Infrastructure as a panelist to deliberate the topic “What are the key challenges when it comes to managing risk and generate sustainable long-term in-country value development environment”.
Other speakers in the panel were Mrs. Olayemi Anyanechi, Managing Director, Partners Sefton Fross; Bank Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN); Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources; and Patrick Olinma, Executive Director, Oil & Gas Commercial, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd.