Heritage Bank emerges supportive institution in tourism
Heritage Bank Plc has been named the best “Financial Institution for Outstanding Support for Tourism” by the organisers of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo 2018- Institute for Tourism Professionals.
The award, according to them, was in recognition of the contribution of the bank to the growth and development of the tourism industry over the years.
Receiving the award on behalf of the bank at the Gala night in Abuja, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ifie Sekibo, who was represented by the Regional Executive, Abuja and North, George Oko-Oboh, said it was a well-deserved honour for the bank.
He said that over the years, the bank had believed in tourism and had tried as much as possible to support the sector, but now plans to increase its investment in the sector in the years ahead.
“It is a well-deserved award for the bank because over the years the bank has believed in tourism and we always keep trying as much as possible to support the tourism sector.
Over the years we think it is something we have done with a quite a number of stakeholders and we have done that quite well.
“In the coming years, we should expect more of better handshake. We intend to do more; because looking at what they are trying to achieve here now, we have seen that they are trying to take in much into the other sectors. We think we would still be there for them.
“The sector is quite lucrative, but for us, what we are doing basically is like partnership. That is what we have done with them over the years. We have done quite a few investments in the sector.”
A member of the Local Organising Committee of the NTTS, Kayode Adesola, said several banks were selected for the honour, but Heritage Bank emerged the winner because of its unique approach and support for operators in the industry.