Heritage Bank Lauds Covenant Milestones, seeks Collaboration on Products
A leading Nigerian financial institution, Heritage Bank, has described as alarming the success rate of Covenant University since inception, just as it congratulated the University’s founder for his unflinching commitment.
The Regional Executive, Heritage Bank, Lagos, Dike Dimiri, said this much on Thursday, February 6, 2020, when representatives of the bank paid a courtesy call to the Management of Covenant.
While stating the purpose of the visit, Mr. Dimiri said Heritage Bank had identified a gap in the market, which was the financial exclusion experienced by teachers especially in the area of technology. He stated that the bank was trying to partner with universities to establish a national headquarters for the Academic in Technology Account (ATA).
Heritage Bank, according to him, was interested in siting the headquarters of the proposed ATA in Covenant University, which would lead to the inclusion being sought for the academics. Mr Dimiri also appealed for Heritage Bank to be reconnected with Covenant for the bank to enjoy privileges benefitted by other organisations.
In his comments, the Registrar, Covenant, Dr Oluwasegun Omidiora, said that Covenant was happy to receive the Heritage Bank team and looked forward to partnering with the bank so that it would be able to contribute to what was bringing prestige to the University, while the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Babatunde Onatola, said that the University would look into what Heritage had proposed and make a decision.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero remarked that because Covenant was raising a new generation of leaders, the University would like to see her students seize every opportunity to create something new. While appreciating the gesture by Heritage Bank to site headquarters of the ATA in Covenant, Professor Atayero said the University would consider the offer and make recommendations.
The Vice-Chancellor also urged Heritage Bank to consider working out a product that would make students feel cared for when they come for the Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening (CUSAS) post-JAMB/UTME exercise.
Other members of the visiting Heritage Bank team were the Regional Head, Lagos Mainland, Uchenna Obodoekwe; Experienced Centre Manager, Lolade Tom-Ezenu; ECM, Oladapo Aderoju; Relationship Executive, Ambrose Okwegwa; Experienced Centre Associate, Temi Ijifisayo, and ECA, Maureen Musa.
Covenant University Management with Heritage Bank Officials