Ecobank Nigeria has restated its commitment to sustain support for projects that impact positively on the lives of the people and economic development of the country.
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, who gave the assurance during the commissioning of Abia Retail Shopping Mall (Shoprite) in Umuahia, Abia State, said such support is part of the bank’s policy.
Represented by the Team Lead, Medium and Local Corporates, Commercial Banking, South East, Jovita Okeahialam, he affirmed that the bank has a deliberate policy to finance projects that stimulates development, stressing that it was the motive behind the decision to be one of the financiers of the Abia mall.
“We find it quite fulfilling to be part of this project. This shopping mall will no doubt promote commerce, enhance peoples’ lives and as a matter of fact bring development to the state in general. We will continue to support such initiative in the continent,” he said.
The State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, said the mall will be a hub for opportunities for the people all over the world to do business, noting that Abia now belongs to the comity of states that have Shoprite.
He also appealed that Made-in-Abia products like shoes and bags be displayed alongside foreign ones, assuring that the products would attract more customers because of their quality.
He commended the former Governor, Senator Theodore Orji for initiating the project and other organisations like Ecobank for supporting the project.
Managing Director, Abia Retail Mall, Chuka Okoye, said Ecobank’s support to developmental projects in the country and the state in particular, was quite commendable, lauding it for being one of the key financiers of the project.
He assured of good and quality products in the mall and urged people to patronise the business.