#IamProudOfMyHeritage: The New Kings and Queens of Africa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The heritage of a people is their source of greatness. The American dream is built on the heritage of great men like Verndabilt, Carnegie, Ford, etc. However, in the case of Africa, the conversation always revolves around slavery, starvation, and politicians, overlooking an era before then when African Kings and Queens built empires and enterprise from the wealth of the land. They built kingdoms and vast empires from nothing and carried out business with other African kingdoms beyond their territories, and with nations beyond their shores.

At Heritage Bank, we believe that a great past is important to building a great future and by denying a people’s past, you deny them that greatness. We believe that with the right partnership, Africa and Africans can achieve great feats similar and even surpassing the rest of the world. There are those amongst us today on that path, we call them the new Kings and Queens of Africa. Ordinary men and women born of the same strength of character as the Kings and Queens before them.

So we are opening a new chapter in our story. We have now fully embarked onthe expression of a much-awaited campaign tagged #IamProudOfMyHeritage, by which we inspire people to become better equipped to bring about progress and build entities of worth, to effectively utilize available resources (regardless of economic challenges), seek new heights, and continuously add undeniable value on both a local and global scale.

We have finally begun to tell the story we have held in our hearts from the very beginning the story of who we all truly are part of the new kings and queens of Africa who, by an enterprise, is indeed on the rise. So we invite all players in this unfolding script (our customers, fans, friends, family as well as staff) to assume that distinguished role as protagonists of this culture, and step onto the stage to make a resounding statement to the world. Let all take ownership of our true heritage as kings and queens of Africa.

We shall reflect this heritage in the words we use, the way we treat one another, and the values we project both in our personal dealings, our careers and our business. Let us serve, perform, treat the sensibilities of others with respect, be of integrity, be innovative, tenacious and always strive for excellence. Let us create the society we have always wanted by being the royalty it deserves, a royalty that takes responsibility for growth, and is inclined to inspire others to harness the kings and queens within themselves. Let us pass-on more than financial wealth to those generations depending on us, by emerging from a place of hindrance and limitation to create wealth that is truly timeless.

So rise up, wherever you are, new kings and queens of Africa. Embrace your full potential and be #proudofyourheritage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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.