Enjoying the holiday is about making the most of the time and doing what brings you pleasure. It is a time for you to relax and enjoy some time off work with family and friends, but you have to be proactive to make that happen. Beautiful weather beckons from outside your cubicle with its promise of happy hours and neighbourhood games. But there is more to summer than just playing games; it’s a time of discovery and adventure. And who says you cannot enjoy summer without breaking the bank? Here are few ways we think you can enjoy your vacation –

Plan to do one or two things you really want to do: Vacation time is when you get the opportunity to do the things that work doesn’t give you time to do. With this break, you can go to the beach by yourself or play your favourite game, learn a new skill, read a book or take a road trip  anything that gives you a break and a bit of personal time.

Leave work behind: The whole point of vacation is to take a break from work, not to have thoughts and messages from work mixing in with your leisure time. Leave the laptop behind, don’t check voicemail, and don’t call the office. Change your outgoing phone messages and set up an auto reply on your email to make sure everyone knows you are not available until your return date. This is your time to put yourself first, refresh your mind and have a blissful experience!

Relax and Unwind: Don’t treat your vacation like a work project. If your goal is to rest and recharge; plan with that goal in mind. Figure out ways to relax and have fun in a way that will minimize stress. Too much planning, organizing, list-making and over-scheduling gives you no time to relax and enjoy yourself. Get out of work mode and try to space out planned activities; you don’t want to be exhausted from your vacation when it’s all over.

Catch up on sleep: Take advantage of your vacation to catch up on sleep you lost during early hours of the morning and the late nights spent meeting deadlines. Go to bed early to enjoy an extra hour or two of sleep that you won’t get on the regular days; you can also steal few minutes of the day to catch a nap.

Keep it close to home: When vacations come to mind, the choice destination for Nigerians usually revolve outside Nigeria. You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune or get on an airplane to have fun this summer. You can explore the beautiful attraction sites and resorts in Nigeria and really feel an excitement you never thought possible that close to home. You can visit places like Yankari Game Reserve, Kajuru Castle, Gurara Waterfalls and Obudu Cattle Ranch. Grab your friends & family, go with a camera and take some really fun and interesting shots, and do share them on social media. Remember to tag Heritage Bank on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your Nigeria tourism experience. Our handles are:

  • Facebook – @HeritageBankNg
  • Instagram – @HeritageBankng
  • Twitter – @HeritageBankLtd

So, don’t say we kept this information to ourselves, and don’t keep it to yourself either. Go ahead and make the most of this summer vacation; we want you to rest, unwind, and have a swell time.


Akinola George-Taylor, Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, and his Team, paid courtesy visit yesterday to the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Alausa yesterday.

The Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Akinola George-Taylor has disclosed that the bank would continue to increase the wallet of its business transactions with Lagos state government.  

He gave this assurance yesterday when he led a team of the bank on a courtesy visit to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the government house, Alausa, Ikeja.

George-Taylor commended Sanwo-Olu’s administration, whilst aligning with the great works in Lagos State.

“We are here to introduce ourselves as the new management of the Heritage Bank and being that we have had a relationship with the state (Lagos) for a number of years now, we felt it was necessary to come and present ourselves to the Governor; to say thanks for the business that we enjoyed with the government and that we align and commend the great work he is doing for Lagos State.

“And of course, as bankers, we want to try and increase our own size of the wallet of the business that we do with the government and to extend our best wishes to him and his government. It was a courtesy call to say thank you and wish him well in the next coming elections,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Governor, Sanwo-Olu said his administration was poised to do more as it continued to play its roles in providing an enabling environment, improving the ease of doing business and being forward-looking in its dealings with financial institutions.

The governor also said that his administration will continue to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with financial institutions in the State.

He said: “Lagos is the Centre of Excellence and the commercial, economic nerve centre, so we cannot but ensure that we have a very forward-looking mutually beneficial relationship with all of our financial institutions and of course, Heritage Bank is not an exception.

“I want to implore you and your team to be intentional and think something fresh; think something different that can indeed stimulate us. You can rest assured that we know how important it is to spread our businesses and to ensure that everybody gets a part of it knowing that you and your staff will also have a corporate responsibility on the Personal Income Tax component. It is expected that we will continue to play our roles and play our parts.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated the Managing Director and his new team on the huge and great responsibilities that shareholders and other stakeholders in Heritage Bank have reposed in them,” he said.