Ecobank Nigeria says it is joining Africans both at home and in diaspora to commemorate the Africa Day 2019. The Africa Day celebrated May 25th is a commemorative annual event celebrated as the ‘Africa Liberation Day’, marking the formulation of the organization of African Unity in 1963. Africa Day is a celebration of Africa and its peoples both within and outside of the continent and has a large diaspora following all over the world.
In his comment Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria said Ecobank is the true symbol of African success story, with presence in 36 countries; providing banking services for citizens at all levels. He noted that the Africa Day is significant to Ecobank as the only truly Pan-African bank on the continent with a wholly integrated platform across 36 countries, which is a clear testimony of the African “can do” spirit.
“Our theme for Africa day is ‘We Know Africa’ – Africa is our strategy. Our approach to doing business in Africa is to create a united and integrated brand that reflects the values of Africans, expressing our individuality through our output and service delivery. With the largest African footprint than any other bank in the world, operating in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, we boast of a truly integrated network; 36 African Countries and only one integrated Mobile Banking App that works seamlessly across all countries; an account that you can operate the same way in all regions of Africa; one Rapidtransfer app that breaks down country borders and allows the diaspora community send money directly to their loved ones, instantly and affordably anywhere in Africa ; one Online Banking platform that you can access easily whether you are in Abuja or Kinshasa”.
“Our very reason for existence is to create a powerhouse continent with a modern Pan-African bank that actively contributes to the development and advancement of our continent through financial integration. For us at Ecobank, we judge our success by the success of Africa, as we play a pivotal role in representing, projecting and shaping the continent. With uniform world-class practices and proprietary technologies, Ecobank can reach and impact across the continent, and ensure customers can transact and unlock opportunities with ease”.
“Our values include the diversity of pan-African cultures, which provide a world-class authentically African experience, both on the micro and macro scale. Celebrating Africa is a celebration of ourselves; it is celebrating our diversity, but also our shared experiences and values”.
“On this year’s Africa Day which will be marked on May 25, 2019, we celebrate where we have come from and where we are going; but most of all, we are celebrating taking a stance to change our story and shape the perception of Africa”.