A Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc with operations in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the USA and Paris, over the weekend, celebrated 70 years of operations in a
event that was as exciting as it was nostalgic.
Clients, friends and well-wishers from all works of life joined the UBA
Group led by the Chairman Mr Tony O. Elumelu, to commemorate 70
years of legacy with the organisation which has over the decades, emerged as one of Africa’s topmost financial giants.
The platinum anniversary of UBA was combined with the bank’s annual
CEO awards ceremony as members of staff from all 23 countries of
operations who had excelled over the past year were rewarded in the midst of thousands of guests.
In attendance at the epic night of activities, were royal fathers, captains
of industry, political leaders, clients and friends of the bank. Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babaginda who
could not attend the event sent in letters of congratulations to commend
the bank on its landmark achievements.
The Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, accompanied by his wife
Dr. Awele, remarked that UBA remains a leading financial institution on the continent and hitting the 70th year mark was a laudable
He said, “It is a time to celebrate UBA’s rich heritage and legacy over 70
years and to tell everyone who has contributed to what UBA is today, that we appreciate all they have been doing and how they have ensured
that the investment put into the bank over the past decades have paid
Tony Elumelu who invited all past chairmen, board members and
management as well as senior staff both past and present on stage said
“These are cherished moments for us, and we’d like to thank all of you
who have made it possible for us to be where we are today. Thank you to everyone, our customers, stakeholders and those who have passed
through UBA and worked hard to lay a solid foundation for creating a
foremost institution. It is an evening worth celebrating for us all. 70 years
is a huge number, a milestone achievement” he enthused.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy
Uzoka, spoke about the banks’ achievements over the past 70 years and some of its objectives for the coming years, commending staff for
their hard work and resilience that have contributed to UBA retaining its
position as Africa’s top bank of choice.
“Every year, it is our tradition to appreciate our people who have put in their very best and gone far and beyond the call of duty to deliver
excellent services to our customers and this year is even more exciting as we celebrate 70 years of our existence.
Mr Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith bank, commended the management
and staff of the bank, adding that “UBA remains one of the greatest
banks in Sub Saharan Africa. UBA is built to last. I heartily congratulate
all staff and shareholders. I should have bought UBA shares but I guess
it is not too late to do that’ he stated.
Great performances by A-list artists such as ‘science students’ crooner,
Olamide, Phyno, Patoranking, Dbanj and female sensation, Tiwa
Savage entertained the audience of over 2500 guests. The surprise act
which ended the night on a high, was the performance by award winning
Nigerian artist, Wizkid who delivered nothing but the best in
UBA stand out as a Pan African Bank working relentlessly to be a role
model on the continent by creating superior value for its customers and
abiding by the utmost professional and ethical standards to sustain an
enduring financial institution.
UBA Cameroon is proud to a part of this group that works hard to delight
all customers. After more than 10 years of doing business in the country
UBA Cameroon is poised to expand its network, provide the best customer experience and adapted modern products and services.