The Deputy Managing Director, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Gbenga Shobo, has said that the bank is partnering with Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar technology, to bring affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians.
He said this in Lagos, during an event on FirstBank – Azuri partnership launch.
Shobo who was represented by the Group Executive, Retail Banking, Lagos and West, First Bank, Mr Tunde Owolabi said, “This partnership is aimed at proffering solutions to one of the major challenges in the country today, which is delivering power to millions of Nigerians; while at the same time enabling access to financial services in rural, low-income areas.
“Financial inclusion is a priority to FirstBank, this is why we are excited about this partnership; because our customers will be able to access a wide range of services that address real problems such as access to power.”
While noting that partnership with Azuri Technologies was one out of several of FirstBank’s partnerships, he said the bank had a track record of partnering with individuals and institutions to help meet the needs of its customers (children, women, youth, SMEs) and promote sustainable development in its host communities.