Heritage Bank Plc says it will continue to lend support to causes that promote women empowerment as that will impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development. Managing Director of the bank, Ifie Sekibo, stated this at the ‘Raising Girls Summit ‘19’ which held in Lagos as part of activities to commemorate the International Day of the Girl-Child.
Sekibo, who was represented at the event by the Regional Executive, Lagos & South-West, Heritage Bank, Dike Dimiri, disclosed that the bank sponsored the ‘Raising Girls Summit ‘19’ because, “at Heritage Bank, we are committed to anything that represents women empowerment.”
He said: “If we can start promoting financial inclusion, especially among the girlchild, then we stand a better chance of having our children growing up to help build a strong financial system.”
Also speaking at the event, a former ‘Miss Nigeria’, Helen Prest-Ajayi, stated that if the girlchild is better educated, the country would be a better place for all Nigerians.