JUST IN: New Bank Commences Operations in Nigeria

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JUST IN: New Bank Commences Operations in Nigeria (Optimus Bank)

In a significant stride for Nigeria’s financial landscape, Optimus Bank Limited, a fully licensed national commercial bank, officially commenced operations in the country. The bank celebrated its grand opening and formal launch in Lagos, with Chairman Mr Oghogho Akpata at the helm, outlining the institution’s commitment to revolutionizing the industry through technology and financial inclusion.

During the inauguration ceremony held in Lagos on Wednesday, Chairman Oghogho Akpata emphasized the bank’s dedication to leveraging a customer-centric approach and cutting-edge technology. He highlighted Optimus Bank’s aspiration to lead in the digital era, fostering financial inclusion, supporting sustainable initiatives, and driving positive change within the communities it serves.

“Our dedicated team and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction will pave the way for Optimus Bank’s success in the digital age. We are driven by integrity and a vision of prosperity that stands the test of time,” affirmed Mr Akpata.

Optimus Bank’s journey commenced on January 16, 2023, soon after securing a national commercial banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria on October 21, 2022. The bank’s rapid establishment and operational launch reflect its robust positioning within the Nigerian financial sector.


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also graced the grand opening event, underscoring the pivotal role that Optimus Bank is poised to play in bolstering economic growth and stability within Lagos State. Governor Sanwo-Olu asserted, “Optimus Bank’s impact will extend beyond the banking sector to established organizations, startups, and SMEs. It holds the potential to uplift people from poverty.”

This milestone for Optimus Bank Limited not only heralds a new era of innovation and accessibility in Nigeria’s banking domain but also signals the institution’s commitment to contributing to the overall welfare of the nation. With an unwavering focus on leveraging technology, promoting financial inclusion, and fostering sustainable growth, Optimus Bank is poised to become a cornerstone of Nigeria’s financial landscape.

Source: Read more on PunchNG

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