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Sanwo-Olu Lauds Ecobank’s Smart Building Initiative

L –R: Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan; the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Adewale Martins; Chairman, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Alain Nkontchou; Group Chief Executive Officer, ETI, Ade Ayeyemi; Executive Governor, Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman, Ecobank Nigeria, Bola Adesola; Managing Director, Brittania- U Limited, Uju Ifejika; Former Chairman, Ecobank Nigeria , John Odeyemi at the commissioning of Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the new ultra-modern Ecobank Nigeria head office, the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) has a strong connection that will enhance the state’s Smart City Project and modernize infrastructure within the metropolis.

The governor who was speaking during the commissioning of the office complex in Lagos lauded the management of the Pan African bank for the vision behind the project as it is redefining building and infrastructure development in the state.

He stressed that the building meets the various vital parameter such as latest energy-efficient technology, environmental sustainability, sparkling ambience and state-of-the-art amenities that will further enhance staff sustainability and service delivery.

He expressed excitement over the state-of-the-art facilities at the complex.

“This Pan African center is indeed an intelligent building designed with energy efficiency and is one of the things we need in Nigeria.

“I know that this building will speak to a lot of the very best. It is  a state-of-the-art building focused on environmental sustainability and I am sure that from what I have seen around, it is a redefining building and infrastructural development,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu reiterated that Lagos State will continue to create an environment that enhances and improve the efficiency of business and attract foreign direct investment.

While lauding Ecobank management for its sustained attainments of the bank over the years, he urged them to continue to attract the underbanked to the banking space.

Welcoming guests, Chairman, Ecobank Nigeria, Bola Adesola said the Centre is a dream come true, noting that it is a tribute to the vision of the founding fathers in creating a world class Pan-African Banking group and providing excellent financial services across Africa.

She said the Centre with sparkling ambience, boasts of state-of-the-art amenities, houses smart offices, a restaurant, multipurpose conference hall, gym, creche, parking lot that can accommodate 130 vehicles at a time, experience and game centre and a rooftop terrace, among others, stating it is targeted to further enhance productivity and service delivery to customers.

Also speaking, Group Chief Executive, Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI), Ade Ayeyemi said EPAC is an important milestone as it consolidates achievements of several years of the company.

Talking about the uniqueness of Ecobank brand, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan said the vision of the founding founders was to build a pan African centre, stressing that the bank is presently in 35 countries of Africa.


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