Thursday, November 25, 2021

Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom

Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business  Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom

  Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of       Warri


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Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business  Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom


In a bid to improve livelihood and increase opportunities for women and youth in the state, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri has brokered a partnership with leading financial Institution, Stanbic IBTC Bank to provide over 10,000 Point of Sale (POS) machines to the Itsekiri people.
   Participants at the event

Ogiame Atuwatse III who ascended the throne in August 21, 2021, had among other salient issues, cited the growth and prosperity of the people and kingdom of Warri and Delta State at large, as his topmost priority.

His Majesty: ‘On behalf of the great people of Warri Kingdom, we are delighted to open the borders of business and investment at this noble level to Stanbic IBTC Bank. In a digitalised era where the highly illustrious people of this kingdom transact in significant sums, the supply of these POS machines attached to a pension scheme will go a long way in bringing convenience and safety to both customers and service providers with future financial security in mind. The machines will also serve as a means of empowering its recipients with a decent means of livelihood that they can engage as they make progress and expand into other ventures’.

Some Elders of Ekurede Community including Chief Edwin Olley, alias Eni.



Speaking at the onboarding event held today Thursday November 25, 2021, beneficiaries from Ekurede Community expressed excitement that the Olu in less than six months of ascension to the throne has affected their lives positively, saying that he is the glimpse of hope that Deltans have been praying for and a breath of fresh air the Iwere people yearning for.

Amb. Toyin Agbolayah JP addressing the people of Ekurede Community


Nike Bajomo, Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Bank, stated: ‘We are indeed honoured to be a part of this new era of leadership and progress in Warri. We particularly appreciate the trust bestowed on us by our amiable Monarch, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri, in serving as an institutional purveyor of opportunities to the great people of Warri Kingdom’.
Staff of IBTC attending to beneficiaries


Warri Voice Newspaper gathered that the business empowerment programme is scheduled to hold in all Itsekiri Communities in the three Warri Local Government Areas, with Ugbori Community as the next benefiting Community.

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