Banking Sector Pledges Support For Nigerian Government Economic Agenda
Timothy Choji, Abuja
The Banking sector in Nigeria is throwing its weight behind the economic agenda of the Nigerian government.
Managing Director of Wema Bank Plc, Mr Moruf Oseni disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents on Monday, soon after he led the management of the bank on a courtesy visit to Vice President Kashim Shettima.
He said President Bola Tinubu has started putting in effort to revamp the economy thus, the need to support his quest.
“It behoves on all the financial institutions in Nigeria to support the Nigerian government in its aspirations.
Mr. President came out with a very bold and audacious plan on how to revive the Nigerian economy. President is 100 percent on track and we are totally in support.
“The Banks are key players in that plan and we will make sure that we put to bare the best of our capacity and the best of brains to support this programme,” he said.
Mr Oseni said the recent appointments made by the Nigerian leader are apt, adding that his efforts towards improving the economy will help achieve his goal.
“Quite a number of people have been appointed recently to roles that can help power the economy. We have seen the President going all over the world marketing Nigeria so, it just behoves on us as financial institutions to make sure that we help in that aspiration.
“Therefore, the renewed hope agenda is a programme that the banks should key into after all, if Nigeria does well, the financial institutions too will do well and part of this is to help create incubation hubs across the country for our youths,” he added.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr Temitola Adekunle-Johnson, who also spoke to Journalists, highlighted the importance of partnership in addressing the challenges confronting the nation.
“There is power in partnership. When both the public and private sectors come together, they can always do magic. The President’s Renewed Hope agenda cannot be achieved by the government alone.
“So, we have dug deep and gone out to the private sector to see how they can actually play their own role as well and Wema Bank has always assisted us and at the first instance they agreed to empower about 1000, 000 youths in seven States but they have now scaled that up to 15 States, where they will empower about 2000, 000 youths and we thank them for that,” the Presidential aide stated.
Adekunle-Johnson used the opportunity to call on other private businesses in the country to key into the scheme by supporting the government in the area of job creation.