HERITAGE BANK, SPAN ACADEMY SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS IN CREATIVE INDUSTRY

L-R – Mother Dan-Egwu, Regional Head, Lagos Mainland Zone, Heritage Bank; Dr. Massoud Boulos, CEO SCOA; Sarah Fadoul Boulos, Convener of SPAN Academy; Jude Monye, Executive Director, Heritage Bank and Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications of the Bank at the SPAN Academy 7th graduation ceremony.

 

 

R-L: Jude Monye, Executive Director, Heritage Bank; Sarah Fadoul Boulos, Convener of SPAN Academy and Dr. Massoud Boulos, CEO SCOA, during the SPAN Academy 7th graduation ceremony, in Lagos

 

In a bid to further deepen its supports for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria’s creative and entertainment industry, Nigeria Most Innovative Banking Service Provider Heritage Bank; has collaborated with the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN). This, in a statement, the bank said was in line with its culture as timeless wealth partners which would impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development. In the statement, the Executive Director, Jude Monye at the 7th Graduation ceremony for SPAN Graduands was quoted to have disclosed that the decision to support SPAN was to further promote the nation’s cultural heritage which aligns with bank’s culture hinged on building on our legacy by partnership to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations. According to the statement, SPAN offers exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering students to aid them to unleash their creativity.

 

The bank stated that this partnership is an avenue to create opportunities to partner the student into grooming them as entrepreneurs through bank’s Ynspyre product with the aim of adding value to their career. It added that Nigeria’s entertainment industry has continued to recreate talents through the Ynspyre platform. Meanwhile, during the first batch of the Ynspyre Project, Heritage Bank graduated five young talented minds in a three month rigorously internship training programme to equip them with the necessary skills for their future engagements. Under the programme, graduates are empowered with job and mentorship opportunities. The Bank in the statement noted that the Ynspyre Project was established to train, nurture and arm young employees with the right skills needed to fast-track development and enable talents to flourish. It further stated that the aim of Heritage Bank being at the forefront of youth empowerment, is to emancipate the latent entrepreneurial spirit in the teeming youths to unleash their contributions on the growth of the economy. The ‘Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria’ is a Non-Governmental Organisation set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria.

 

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Akinola George-Taylor, Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, and his Team, paid courtesy visit yesterday to the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Alausa yesterday.

The Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Akinola George-Taylor has disclosed that the bank would continue to increase the wallet of its business transactions with Lagos state government.  

He gave this assurance yesterday when he led a team of the bank on a courtesy visit to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the government house, Alausa, Ikeja.

George-Taylor commended Sanwo-Olu’s administration, whilst aligning with the great works in Lagos State.

“We are here to introduce ourselves as the new management of the Heritage Bank and being that we have had a relationship with the state (Lagos) for a number of years now, we felt it was necessary to come and present ourselves to the Governor; to say thanks for the business that we enjoyed with the government and that we align and commend the great work he is doing for Lagos State.

“And of course, as bankers, we want to try and increase our own size of the wallet of the business that we do with the government and to extend our best wishes to him and his government. It was a courtesy call to say thank you and wish him well in the next coming elections,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Governor, Sanwo-Olu said his administration was poised to do more as it continued to play its roles in providing an enabling environment, improving the ease of doing business and being forward-looking in its dealings with financial institutions.

The governor also said that his administration will continue to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with financial institutions in the State.

He said: “Lagos is the Centre of Excellence and the commercial, economic nerve centre, so we cannot but ensure that we have a very forward-looking mutually beneficial relationship with all of our financial institutions and of course, Heritage Bank is not an exception.

“I want to implore you and your team to be intentional and think something fresh; think something different that can indeed stimulate us. You can rest assured that we know how important it is to spread our businesses and to ensure that everybody gets a part of it knowing that you and your staff will also have a corporate responsibility on the Personal Income Tax component. It is expected that we will continue to play our roles and play our parts.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated the Managing Director and his new team on the huge and great responsibilities that shareholders and other stakeholders in Heritage Bank have reposed in them,” he said.