.Visits Nigeria’s First Lady
He expressed optimism that the Initiative would go a long way in ameliorating the hardship of women, especially at the grassroots, in areas of agriculture, health, social investment, education and economic empowerment, which are also the focus areas for the bank
By Valentine Amanze
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has expressed willingness to partner wife of Nigeria’s president, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, on her pet project, Renewed Hope Initiative on women data, others.
As a result, the bamk’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Olukayode Pitan, and the Executive Director, Micro Enterprises of the bank, Mabel Ndagi, on Tuesday, had audience with the First Lady to convince her that the bank’s platform of data base of over 2.5 million people across the 36 states of the federation would be useful to her Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI).
During the visit, Pitan told Mrs. Tinubu that the bank, which has a long history of partnering with government, also has as part of its agenda, the promotion of women, youth and children similar to the RHI.
He expressed optimism that the Initiative would go a long way in ameliorating the hardship of women, especially at the grassroots, in areas of agriculture, health, social investment, education and economic empowerment, which are also the focus areas for the bank.
Responding, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, thanked the guests for their willingness to share in the vision of the Renewed Hope Initiative and support the Initiative.
She said that she was gladdened that such a reputable bank with Triple A rating was ready to come on board of the Renewed Hope Initiative.
The First Lady explained that the focus of the RHI include the vulnerable women, who do not have collaterals for start-up loans, hence the Initiative would be looking forward to the bank for help in this area.
Senator Tinubu was optimistic of a fruitful collaboration between the RHI and the Bank of Industry.
The MD/CEO of the bank later presented a copy of the Annual General Report of the Bank of Industry to the First Lady.