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The contribution of Sterling Bank Plc to the growth of the Nigerian oil and gas sector as well as the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country was at the weekend rewarded.

The financial institution won the Best Financial Institution in the Oil and Gas sector and Best SME Supporting Bank awards. The bank’s Executive Director, Finance and Strategy, Abubakar Suleiman, was also recognized with the Outstanding Achievement in Business and Finance award.

While the Best Financial Institution in the Oil and Gas sector award was given to the bank by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), the other two was from the CFO Magazine awards.

According to PETAN, the bank’s support to the sectors is in line with the desire of the Federal Government to develop local content.In a statement by the bank’s Group Head, Strategy and Communications, Shina Atilola, “we are particularly delighted to be so recognized by PETAN, an association of Nigerian indigenous technical oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sector of the industry and fully recognised by the Federal Government to come up with the award.

“This will encourage the bank to continue to support operators in the oil and gas sector to guarantee the continued growth for the benefit of the Nigerian economy.

CFO Magazine said that Suleiman was conferred with the award based on his financial experience and determination to always exhibit best practice in corporate governance.

The magazine described the award, which is in the second, as a novel initiative to promote, reward, honour and encourage exceptional leaders who are offering the best to the society while standing as a role model to young upcoming talents.


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