Sterling Bank, Tourism

Sterling Bank Promises N5b to Support Tourism Industry

Sterling Bank, Tourism

Sterling Bank Nigeria Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to grow the Nigerian tourism industry in the areas of investment in improved infrastructural development and empowerment of operators in the sector.  To this end, the bank has offered to jumpstart the sector with N5 billion in seed funding aimed to trigger a revolution in the sector so that the potentials in the industry can be fully exploited and harnessed for the economic benefits in growth and development of the country.

This disclosure was made when officials of the bank led by its Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking Mr. Shina Abiola attended the Tourism Transportation Connectivity and Mobility Workshop and Study Tour in Calabar, Cross River State. The statement further said that the financial investment will help in developing critical infrastructure towards boosting activities in the industry in economic diversification that will lead to job opportunities, poverty reduction and enhanced economic growth of the country.

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Staff of the bank at the 5-day program organized by the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) in Calabar include Gbenga Adegoke Group Head Product and Partnership; Nneka Enang, Business Executive-South; Lukman Adekola-Corporate and Investment; Abiola Adelana, Tourism Business Manager; and Albert Opara, Business Development Manager-Transportation Sector.  Other participants at the program include, staff of Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Aviation; AIB, FAAN, NCAA, NCAT, etc., University of Calabar, Federal Road Safety Commission, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Yobe State Government, Cross River State Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Transport and Marine Services, etc.

Other activities at the Calabar Tourism Transportation Connectivity and Mobility Workshop and Study Tour are Convocation and Investiture of members of the Institute at Members and Fellowships cadres.


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