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Onyeagwu, Wigwe Join A-List Of 24 Most Influential Nigerians From The Nation’s Banking Sector Players

The Oasis Reporters

January 29, 2024






Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Zenith Bank Plc (left), Herbert Wigwe, Access Holdings.

One of the greatest legacies that General Ibrahim Babangida dreamt of and bequeathed to Nigerians is the unbundling of the banking sector to allow young, savvy and knowledgeable Nigerians a foothold into the banking sector.






Yet this post is not about the pioneers of that age of modern banking, blending with cutting edge technology like Zenith Bank founder, Jim Ovia, Atedo Peterside, Tony Elumelu and the rest of the legends who have raised worthy successors and newer leaders, but about the shapers of this age and time.

They would most likely shape and influence Nigeria in 2024. 


See their capitalization and how it has blossomed from humble beginnings to newer heights:


FUGAZ MARKET CAPITALIZATION 9 Jan 2019 | 9 Jan 2024 ($)

UD Equivalent: 9 Jan 2019 | 2024
1 Zenith Bank: $2.15bn | $1.56bn

2 GT Bank: $3.01bn | $1.49bn

3 UBA: $809.22m | $1.17bn

4 Access Bank: $519.29m | $1.11bn

5 FBN: $825.92m | $1.08bn

FX Rate:
2019: $1/₦306.4 | 2024: $1/₦951.99

Onyeagwu , gt hold, Stanbic CEO, Uba, First bank holdings, Access, Ecobank, Fidelity Fcmb are in the list.

We take the list and the figures from Statisense.


Nigerian banking is giving the nation security and the sector, great pride as they move to dominate the African financial scene.

Greg Abolo.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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