Despite lending at exorbitant rates and only just recovering after being bailed out by AMCON, the award spree has started again.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank), Fidelity Bank Plc and some other Nigerian banks will be honoured today at the African Bankers awards holding in Marrakech, Morocco.
A statement Tuesday listed the other banks as First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Access Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc and Citibank Nigeria. The awards, being organised by the UK-based African Banker magazine, are part of the highlights of the Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) currently holding in the North African country.
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Fidelity Bank is Nigeria’s only bank that made the shortlist of five in the category of Most Socially Responsible Bank, out of about 56 entries, according to the statement. The Chief Executive Officer, GTBank, Mr. Segun Agbaje was nominated as African Banker of the Year, His bank was also shortlisted as Bank of the Year on the continent.
While no Nigerian bank was shortlisted for Financial Inclusion Award, three of them: Access Bank, Citi (Nigeria) and Skye Bank, were nominated for Deal of the Year.