UBA celebrates Africa Day in style

The UBA Group on Friday, May 23, 2014 celebrated Africa Day in all its 19 countries of operations across Africa ahead of the official celebration by African nations on May 25, 2014.

UBA GMD/CEO, Phillips Oduoza, Head Office Best Dressed Male, Collins Ugwu, Head Office Best Dressed Female, Nkeseobong Ufot, and Head Group Operations, Feyi Ogoji. 

Africa Day is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the African continent, as well as to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the continent. Staff group wide celebrated the day in style by coming to work dressed in their best African attire.

Staff at the Head Office 

The celebrations took off at the bank’s Head office, UBA House on Marina, Lagos, Nigeria with an unusual welcome for staff into the building on Friday morning. 

Staff of Oron Business Office, Akwa Ibom State. 

A dancing troop was on hand to welcome staff with the best of acrobatic display that can only be seen in African dancing steps.

Inside the building, African themed decorations added a special touch to an African Day celebration for a pan-African bank that takes huge pride in its African heritage.
Best Dressed Male UBA Guinea 

“UBA is proud to be at the heart of the African Renaissance. With our strategic spread in 19 of the most vibrant countries on the continent, we are indeed part and parcel of the African progress story” Kennedy Uzoka, DMD and CEO, UBA Africa stated in an internal communication mail sent to the bank’s staff worldwide.

Staff, dressed in colourful African fabrics brightened the day despite a cloudy Friday morning. It reflected the optimism that is fast spreading across the continent after years of being considered the world’s “dark continent.”
Staff of Calabar Business Office 

“A silver lining is spreading hope and optimism across the continent.” DMD had stated in his internal communication staff. 

He noted that “The economic potential of the continent has indeed become a magnet for foreign investors with annual foreign investment inflow increasing by more than five-fold since year 2000 ( UNDP and AfDB)”
Staff of UBA Tanzania 

While explaining that “UBA is now one of the biggest employers of labour and provider of relevant financial solutions to help build the Africa of our dream, the DMD acknowledged that “we are still serving only a fraction of our potential African market noting the bank’s over seven million customers make up just only a few of Africa’s slightly more than a billion population of which an estimated 128 million earn in excess of $5,000 as annual income which shows the potential for growth as Africa’s Global Bank.

Staff of UBA Uganda

He urged staff to celebrate the day with pride because “we are in the continent of opportunity.” 
Staff dancing at Head Office. 

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