UBA CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF EXCELLENT SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS AT ITS SPECIAL CEO AWARDS GALA

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l – r:  CEO, UBA Africa, Mr. Victor Osadolor; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka; Ogun State Governor-elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu; Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu; Kwara State Governor Elect, Alhaji AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq; Wife of UBA Chairman,  Dr Awele Elumelu;  Director, UBA Plc, Mrs Onari Duke; Former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba; Director, UBA Plc, Erelu Angela Adebayo;  Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade; and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and Representative of Emir of Kano and Sarikin Shanub Kano, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad; at the Special UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend
Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc with
operations in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the USA and
Paris, over the weekend, celebrated 70 years of operations in an event that was
as exciting as it was nostalgic.
Clients, friends and well-wishers from all works of life joined the UBA
Group led by the Chairman Mr Tony O. Elumelu, to commemorate 70 years of
legacy with the organisation which has over the decades, emerged as one of
Africa’s topmost financial giants.
 

Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu and Wife Dr Awele Elumelu at the Special UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend.

The platinum anniversary of UBA was combined with the bank’s annual CEO
awards ceremony as members of staff from all 23 countries of operations who had
excelled over the past year were rewarded in the midst of thousands of guests.
In attendance at the epic night of activities, were royal fathers,
captains of industry, political leaders, clients and friends of the bank.
 Some of the guests present were the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye, Enitan
Ogunwusi; the Emir of Kano represented by the Sarkin Shanun of Kano, Alhaji
Shehu Mohammed; Former and Present Governors of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke
and Prof Ben Ayade; Governors-elect of Lagos, Ogun and Kwara States, Babajide
Sanwo-olu,  Dapo Abiodun and AbdulRahman AbdulRazak.
GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka at the Special UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend.
Also present
were Pastor Tunde Bakare; Chief Emeka Anyaoku; Otunba Gbenga Daniels; Chief
Segun Osoba; Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Dr Jim Ovia; Oba    Otudeko; Nnamdi
 Okonkwo; Rasheed Olaoluwa, amongst many others.
Former
Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babaginda who could not attend the
event sent in letters of congratulations to commend the bank on its landmark
achievements.
The Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, accompanied by his wife Dr.
Awele, remarked that UBA remains a leading financial institution on the
continent and hitting the 70th year mark was a laudable achievement.
He said, “It is a time to celebrate UBA’s rich heritage and legacy over
70 years and to tell everyone who has contributed to what UBA is today, that we
appreciate all they have been doing and how they have ensured that the
investment put into the bank over the past decades have paid off.”

Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia; Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu; Group Managing Director/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka; and Ogun State Governor-elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun;  at the Special UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend.

Tony Elumelu who invited all past chairmen, board members and management
as well as senior staff both past and present on stage said  “These are
cherished moments for us, and we’d like to thank all of you who have made it
possible for us to be where we are today. Thank you to everyone, our customers,
stakeholders and those who have passed through UBA and worked hard to lay a
solid foundation for creating a foremost institution. It is an evening worth
celebrating for us all. 70 years is a huge number, a milestone achievement” he
enthused.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka,
 spoke about the banks’ achievements over the past 70 years and some of
its objectives for the coming years,  commending staff  for their
hard work and resilience that have contributed to UBA retaining its position as
Africa’s top bank of choice.
“Every year, it is our tradition to appreciate our people who have put
in their very best and gone far and beyond the call of duty to deliver
excellent services to our customers and this year is even more exciting as we
celebrate 70 years of our existence.

l-r:  Ogun State Governor-elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun; Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka; Wife of UBA Chairman, Dr Awele Elumelu;  Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu;  Director, UBA Plc, Mrs Onari Duke; and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi;  at the l UBA CEO Awards  and the presentation of art work to UBA by Oba Ogunwusi to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend.

Mr Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith bank, commended the management and staff
of the bank, adding that “UBA remains one of the greatest banks in Sub Saharan
Africa. UBA is built to last. I heartily congratulate all staff and
shareholders. I should have bought UBA shares but I guess it is not too late to
do that’ he stated.
 At the celebrations, the story of UBA was depicted in the Tony Award
winning Broadway musical of the Lion King. Serengeti depicts the story of the
young cub who grew into a strong Lion, in spite of the odds, and empowered all
the other animals in the jungle. Great performances by A-list artists such as
‘science students’ crooner, Olamide, Phyno, Patoranking, Dbanj and female
sensation, Tiwa Savage entertained the audience of over 2500 guests. The
surprise act which ended the night on a high, was the performance by award
winning Nigerian artist, Wizkid who delivered nothing but the best in
entertainment.

l-r:  Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka; Ogun State Governor-elect, Mr. Dapo Abiodun;  Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, at the Special 
UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend.


Overview at the Special UBA CEO Awards to mark the Bank’s 70th Anniversary in Lagos at the Weekend

 

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