Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the new ultra-modern Ecobank Nigeria head office, the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) has a strong connection that will enhance the state’s Smart City Project and modernize infrastructure within the metropolis.
The governor who was speaking during the commissioning of the office complex in Lagos lauded the management of the Pan African bank for the vision behind the project as it is redefining building and infrastructure development in the state, stressing that the building meets the various vital parameter such as latest energy-efficient technology, environmental sustainability, sparkling ambience and state-of-the-art amenities that will further enhance staff sustainability and service delivery.
According to him, “In Nigeria, we are a major player in the financial industry. Recall we launched the first international credit card in the history of banking in Nigeria, the Ecobank Master card and Visa card in 2004. We are also a pioneer in mobile banking, *326# was one of the first mobile banking platform approved.
“In this era of AFCTA where Africa aims at operating as one market. This Pan African Centre has opened its doors to all SMEs, businesses and individuals seeking to expand their transactions across Africa. We are the go-to bank for trade, payment, and collection in Africa because we have one pan African switch to make instant payment across Africa. The way you see Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) transfer within Nigeria is the way Ecobank is across Africa. Our mobile app is one bank that has 33 countries on it,” he stated.