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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider,
has announced the convening of its non-oil export webinar series. The Event is centered on
deliberating opportunities that will enhance the country’s expansion of its drive towards
diversifying the national economy, thereby reducing the reliance of oil as a mainstay of the
country’s revenue.

    The first series of the virtual event is scheduled for 10am on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 via
Zoom meeting. To register and be part of this transformational knowledge session, click on this
link-https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/business/non-oil-export/ . Registration is Free!!

The event is themed “Building Sustainable Non-Oil Export in Nigeria; Harnessing Opportunities
within the AfCFTA Treaty & Agro Commodities” and will have the attendance of Mr. Segun
Awolowo MD/CEO, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC); Dr Biodun Adedipe, Founder
and Chief Consultant of B. Adedipe Associates Limited (BAA Consult) amongst others, as guest

The webinar series aims to facilitate sustainable exports as well as guide participants on ways
of navigating the hurdles and challenges of exports in Nigeria. The webinar will explore market
and economic trends, unique export opportunities and potentials within the non-oil export
industry across the geopolitical zones in the country.

The importance of exports in Nigeria remains a front burner conversation by individuals and
organisations as it provides a means of increasing the markets for producers, and an
opportunity to attract the much needed foreign exchange earnings to boost the national
economy, which is critical to expanding its Gross Domestic Products.

Speaking on the event, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-
Mumuney said: “in recent years, the country has witnessed increased activities by the
government towards diversifying the economy, thereby boosting the export potentials of the

country – beyond the contribution of crude oil – which has been the mainstay of the national
economy for many decades.

Our forthcoming Non-oil Webinar series will expand discussions that are crucial to the growth of
Nigeria’s export potentials as we unlock numerous opportunities that will promote the economic
diversification drive of the government which is essential to the continued growth of the national
economy, especially with the current business challenges posed by the pandemic.”

About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading
financial inclusion services provider in Nigeria for over 127 years.

With over 750 business locations and over 130,620 Banking Agents spread across 99% of the
774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail
and corporate financial services to serve its over 30 million customers. The Bank has an
international presence through its subsidiaries, FBNBank (UK) Limited in London and Paris,
FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal,
as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.

The Bank has been handy at promoting digital payment in the country and has issued over
10million cards, the first bank to achieve such a milestone in the country. FirstBank’s cashless
transaction drive extends to having more than 10million people on its USSD Quick Banking
service through the nationally renowned *894# Banking code and over 4.5 million people on
FirstMobile platform.

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers
focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk
management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private

investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the
Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach,
FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that
are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 –
2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; “Best
Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker
International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards and “Best Bank in Nigeria” by
Global Finance for 15 years. Our brand purpose is always to put customers, partners and
stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and
excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision
“To be the partner of the first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is always to
deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on
our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

Folake Ani-Mumuney
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

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