By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Access Bank Group Head Retail Operations, Mr. Abraham Aziegbe, said that the bank has been working assiduously to transform Nigeria’s economy.
He said the bank is collaborating with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reposition the country’s economy through the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Speaking during the opening of a new branch of Access Bank at Apomu, in Isokan Local government area of Osun state, Aziegbe noted that the banking sector has a huge role to play in transforming both the micro and macro economy of the nation into posterity and sustainable growth.
He stated that the most pragmatic approach to such economic defect was to institutionalise financial inclusion in all the communities of Nigeria to give opportunities for small business owners to grow and contribute immensely to the National economy.
“We are working in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria to transform the economy and make people, especially small and medium business owners to see a brighter future of huge prosperity through active banking,” he stated.
Aziegbe who also spoke on Federal Government’s policy on border closure, noted that the decision to close border can only be felt at the long run, saying that the policy might not immediately have effect on the macro economy.
He however posited that the policy at the long run would stimulate local productivity, by regulating influx of goods coming into the country and thereby turning Nigeria into dumping ground of imported commodities.
” For those who make policies, there are several factors that always inform their decision. Obviously, the effect of border closure is long-time”.
In his remarks, the Osun State Deputy Governor, Mr Olugboyega Benedict Alabi stated that the relative peace in the state has attracted many investors, including banks to choose Osun as a business destination .
He therefore urged people of the community to reciprocate the gesture by patronising the bank for all their financial dealings.