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UBA Executives Seek Improved Partnership and Patronage from Covenant

A team from United Bank for Africa (UBA) paid a courtesy visit to the management of Covenant University and expressed gratitude for the university's patronage over the years, promising to expand the boundaries of its unique banking experience with the university.

The Regional Head, Western/Eastern Operations, of the bank, Mr. Rotimi Obagakaye, who led the State Regional, and Branch Managers of the banks to the University, said the visit was at the instance of the Group Managing Director of the bank to convey the bank’s management team’s appreciation to the University for remaining a reliable and trusted client these past 20 years.

Mr. Obagakaye said with the bank's expanding global presence, it is in a better position to extend greater services to the university, as the bank is working at launching new ICT banking products that will engender a seamless banking experience.

In addition, he stated that the bank would be partnering with the University in celebrating the 17th Convocation Ceremony as it relates to rewarding graduands who have distinguished themselves academically.

Mr. Obagakaye said UBA is re-upping its career development programme where opportunities will be given to recruit exceptional graduating students from Covenant with the prospect of working with the bank upon graduation.

He promised to convey to the bank's leadership the importance of increasing its presence on the university's campus through the deployment of ICT banking facilities for the ease of carrying out financial transactions for staff and students, as well as making loans available to university staff who wish to acquire assets of any form.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, said Covenant University holds UBA in high esteem amongst other banks that it is in business with and, as such, has always been enthusiastic about partnering with the bank in whatever way possible.

Professor Adebayo, who received the team in the company of the Acting Registrar of the University, Mrs. Regina Tobi-David, and the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Olugbenga Kiki, said Covenant would always work towards associating with a reputable institution like UBA to deepen the existing relationship and engender growth for both organisations.

He called on the bank to help facilitate the acquisition of foreign exchange towards meeting the university’s financial obligation to international service providers in the area of payment of electronic database subscriptions and payment for renewal of software packages from original software manufacturers.

The Vice-Chancellor encouraged the bank leadership to endow a professorial chair in any field of interest to them to promote research and academic excellence in the citadel of learning. "We will see how we can escalate this relationship and how to better improve our working relationship going forward," he added.

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