HERITAGE BANK GETS NIMC MANDATE

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has appointed Heritage Bank as one of the banks with the mandate to partake in the National Identity Numbers (NIN) Project.

With the appointment, Heritage Bank is enlisted as one of the banks to undertake the identification, registration and issuance of the identity cards to Nigerians.

Speaking on this appointment, Heritage Bank’s Group Head, Coral Banking, George Oko-Oboh, promised that the bank would deploy all its processes to ensure the efficient realisation of the goals of the national identity project.

Heritage Bank promises to be a reliable and proud partner with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on this laudable national project and will deploy its innovative technology and resources in harmonizing and integrating all database systems in Nigeria to be able to identify every registerable Nigerian in this country, register and issue them the identity cards.”

Executive Director, Niyi Adeseun, described the NIMC Mandate as a significant call to national duty for Heritage Bank. Identity Management is a critical part of every nation’s progress and we at Heritage Bank will ensure we support the NIMC goals. As with all the other Mandates we have, we are committed to ensuring that we not only deliver maximum value but more importantly, revolutionise the concept of service delivery so that the public will enjoy more ease, zero time wasting and absolute support that our highly technology driven environment and systems are built around.

Adeseun also promised that the bank will not only ensure seamless, hassle-free, instant issuance of NIMC cards to Citizens based on agreed formality, but more importantly synchronise its systems and processes to promote acceptance of all issued NIMC cards via the bank’s terminals and all local and international terminals with the MasterCard logo.

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L-R: Dr. Sophia Horsefall, Corporate Relations Manager, SPDC; Osepiribo Ben-Willie, Executive Director of Heritage Bank and Ivy Davies-Etokakpan, President of Eveafrique News at the Women Must Conference 2.0, titled “The Woman and Her Must” organised by The Kilali Tribe held in Port Harcourt.

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Heritage Bank is agent for actualisation of SDG 5-Gender Equality, women empowerment – Kilali Tribe

05/12/2022:  Heritage Bank has been commended for being an agent for the actualisation of Sustainable Development Goals SDG 5 – Gender Equality, as well women empowerment for socio-economic growth.

This was stated by Kilali Tribe at the Women Must Conference 2.0, titled “The Woman and Her Must” organised by The Kilali Tribe which held in Port Harcourt.

The Kilali Tribe is an association of prolific Rivers and Bayelsa State women who come together to support themselves through peer learning, capacity-building initiatives, networking, and mentoring. Also, provide similar structured support to other women within the community.

Speaking at the event, Ivy Davies-Etokakpan, President of Eveafrique News who also member of Kilali Tribe, commended Heritage Bank for taking the lead in championing the empowerment of women over the years in the country.

“We are proud of Heritage Bank for making us soar while promoting women empowerment. Over the years, Heritage Bank has proved to be an agent for the actualisation of achieving SDG 5 – Gender Equality, as well women empowerment,” she said.

The Executive Director of Heritage Bank, Osepiribo Ben-Willie affirmed the need to deliberately adopt measures to deepen women empowerment to drive the nation’s socio-economic growth.

In her closing remarks, Osepiribo Ben-Willie hinted that the Conference had leveraged Kilali Tribe to come up with blueprint in promoting women’s equal right to socio-economic empowerment, as this is at the heart of the SDG5-Gender Equality.

The Executive Director of Heritage Bank affirmed that women all over have proved to be huge economic asset in the act of creation of a new sustainable economy, hence gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment must be taken as a priority.

According to her, after evaluating the bottlenecks restraining the Kilali Tribe and other women to attain the platforms to grow professionally and thrive in all spheres of t heeconomy, it is a call to action to “tackle the challenges of gender disparity and lack of inclusiveness that have continued to impede the expected rapid economic empowerment that could help unshackle our women’s entrepreneurial prowess and foster more representation for women and girls at decision-making forums and Board levels in comparison to their peers in the developed countries.”

Ben-Willie added that for women to emerge economically and socially as independent there was an urgent need to tackle psychological, social and skill constraints.

Collaborating Ben-Willie’s, the Co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, advocated for women and girl inclusiveness across all sectors of the society, including economic participation and decision-making.

According to him, the country should be conscious of gender equality, whilst emphasising that dealing with the psychological constraint will enable women to be balanced emotionally.

He stressed the need for organisation to leverage women positions on Board level, as they are resourceful and could enormously impact to the growth of any society.

Cole also charged women in being deliberate to position and champion course that would put them at the forefront of making difference. //END.//

Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications