By: Prudence Okonna
The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration to create an enabling environment for businesses to succeed in the nation’s capital.
The Minister gave this assurance in Abuja on Monday, While inaugurating the Abuja business office of Premium Trust Bank.
Mallam Bello, who welcomes the establishment of a branch of the bank in FCT, charged the bank to provide excellent and innovative services to residents of the FCT and its environs.
His words: “On behalf of the Administration and residents of the Federal Capital Territory, I welcome PremiumTrust Bank to Abuja and wish its management and staff all the best. We are confident that you will provide excellent and innovative services to the satisfaction of residents of the FCT and its environs.”
‘’It’s quite impressive to know that this is the sixth branch the bank has opened since it commenced commercial activities in April this year. No doubt, this is a strong indication that Premium Trust Bank is, indeed, ready for business and determined to extend its services across the country”.
Mallam Bello was represented at the occasion by the Mandate Secretary, Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and PPP, Mr. Lukman Agboola Dabiri.
According to him, “the choice of Premium Trust Bank to establish a branch in Abuja was a sign of Abuja’s growing visibility as a commercial hub in the country and the African continent at large”.
Mallam Bello, therefore, charged the management and staff of the bank to make the banking experience convenient and pleasurable in the FCT, even as he urged them to provide excellent and innovative services to the satisfaction of residents of the FCT.
The Minister also called on the bank to take advantage of the huge and increasing population of the FCT to expand banking services, particularly to the Six Area Councils, as doing so, he said, would not only improve service delivery in the FCT but also create the much-needed employment opportunity for the teeming populace while advising the bank to carry out its operations in accordance with the law
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the MD/CEO, Premium Trust Bank, Mr. Emmanuel Efe Emefienim disclosed that the Bank obtained its operating license in December 2021, adding that the Abuja branch was the sixth so far established across the country within 90 days of operation.
Mr. Emefienim assured that the Bank was determined to bring the banking business closer to its customers to ensure that they get the best of service.