L-R: The Group Chairman, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Mr. Emmanuel Ikazoboh; Acting Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc, Jospeh Makoju; Executive Governor, Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku; Chairman, Board of Directors, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Ernest Ebi; Wife of the Fidelity Bank Chairman, Mrs. Elizabeth Ngozi Ebi; former Minister of External Affairs, Major-General, Ike Nwachukwu (Rtd); Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo at the conferment of the 2017 Zik Award for Professional Leadership to Mr. Ebi at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos on Sunday.
The Chairman, Board of Directors, Fidelity Bank Plc, Ernest Ebi has been conferred with the 2017 Zik Award for Professional Leadership. Organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) the award was instituted 24 years ago in honour of the first President of Nigeria, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, primarily to encourage and nurture leadership on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.
In a letter signed by Professor Pat Utomi, Chairman, selection committee, Ebi was chosen on account of his “outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the Banking and Financial Services Industry and unblemished record of service as a banker of international repute”. The award ceremony took place on Sunday, April 15, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.