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People Will See The Chairman’s Office, And Assume It’s A Male – Fidelity Bank. Can We Please End The Bias ?


The Oasis Reporters


March 10, 2022



By Greg Abolo



Fidelity Bank has celebrated the International Women’s Day with a poser about when people come into an office and see the office of the Chairman.



They would assume it is a male chairman.


“Now you see it. End the bias”, is the plea that rings out.


Watching Adeola Fasehun’s YouTube video on the International Women’s Day celebration, I learned something. That in Africa, ten countries have already had one female president each.


That’s wonderful, and it could grow since women are a very significant part of the population in the continent. Moreso in Nigeria.

Watch Adeola’s presentation:

 




Meanwhile it remains very interesting that Fidelity Bank Plc took some time out to really celebrate the highs of Women in Nigeria. Foremost Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji came over to the bank to celebrate all women, and especially the ones who have broken the bias and reached the top in their professional callings.

 

Linda Ikeji (left), Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe.




Fidelity Bank Plc is one of the leading Nigerian banks with a female as the Chief Executive.

Ever since Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed headship of the bank, the results have been outstanding.

Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office as CEO on January 1, 2021 and Fidelity Bank grew profit by 31.4% to N28.1billion in Q3 2021 results in the same year.

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Commenting on the impressive performance, Fidelity Bank’s CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said, “We were able to sustain our performance trend since the start of 2021 with an impressive double-digit growth in profit driven by 69.9 percent increase in net fee income which compensated for the decline in net interest income as average yield on liquid assets remain low.”


Fidelity Bank in February this year, upped
the ante in boosting Rice value chain by disbursing 34 billion naira in direct credit to rice farmers for food security reasons.

Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank PLC.



Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria, with about 6million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank is known for exceptional customer service and digital innovation, as well as gender balancing.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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