December 5, 2022

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CBN GOVERNOR DIVERSIFY INTO FULL TIME MECHANISED FARMING

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imageThe Governor of the apex bank Godwin Emefiele is seriously thinking about life after his tenure in the banking and corporate world . Global News gathered that Emefiele despite his tight schedule has purchased over 200 hectares of land somewhere in Owode Egba in Ogun state,South -West of Nigeria.

Those who have had opportunity to see the gigantic investment further disclosed that the project is in a class of its own and can compete with any farm elsewhere in the world ,as the CBN governor spared no cost to contribute his own quota to the agriculture sector of the economy since the country is looking elsewhere to diversify her economy from oil.

The farm is neatly fenced round from the prying eyes of intruder which makes it difficulty for anybody to have access into what is going on there but we learnt that there are different section for poultry ,snails ,palm plantations,piggery,fishery , cattle rearing , rabbitry and fishery.

One thing that Emefiele’s farm has done to the area is that it has opened up the area to the outside world, since he stepped into the area he created access roads to link his farm to the community, not only this he employed some of the indigenes of the are to work for him.

Question that will be going on in the mind of many is how he is able to combined his tight busy schedule as CBN governor and especially now that the economy is going through a turbulent time, one needs not to go far to look for answer .His wife is the brain behind the day to day running of the farm, Global News gathered that she comes to the place every day to see that things are properly put in place especially the welfare of the staff.
Godwin Emefiele is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Godwin Emefiele has been Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 3, 2014. He served as Chief Executive officer and Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc. Emefiele served as Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc. since 2001. He served as Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning of Zenith Bank Plc. and had been Management team since inception. Emefiele has over eighteen years of banking experience. Emefiele served as director at Zenith Bank Plc and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. Before commencing his banking career, he lectured Finance and Insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively. Emefiele serves as Director of ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton School of Business (2005). Emefiele holds a B.Sc. degree in Finance[2] 1984 and an MBA Degree in Finance in 1986, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

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