Bank wins award in agric

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Heritage Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider, has been bestowed the inaugural Nigeria Sustainable Banking Award, convened by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “For Sustainable Transaction of The Year in Agriculture.”

The award, which was in recognition of its outstanding success and leadership in Nigeria’s sustainable development in 2017, was presented to the bank recently during the Bankers Committee meeting in Lagos

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, in recognition of the award, said: “We are highly honoured to be awarded by the regulator as one of the most supportive financial institutions to the Agric sector, which is a key sector of the economy and this validates the hard work and success story of the bank to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.”

According to him, Heritage Bank has continued to compliment the efforts of CBN by making funds available to both individuals and corporate organisations in their efforts to increase agricultural output.

He explained that the bank has taken the front seat in financing critical agricultural projects in many states in the country, especially in Oyo, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.

Specifically, Sekibo said: “The Award is in recognition of what we are doing with Biase Plantations Limited (BPL), a subsidiary of Wilmar International, in supporting the Oil Palm industry, and Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL), involved in aquaculture and reforestation projects.