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The 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair set to hold during Workers’ Day holiday

The 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair set to hold during Workers’ Day holiday

Lagos, Nigeria - March, 2017 Food lovers from across the world can once again look forward to an unparalleled culinary experience as the 2nd edition of the GTBank Food & Drink Fair is set to hold during the Worker’s Day holiday on Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017. The 2-day event will treat attendees to enthralling gastronomic tours across a wide variety of exciting cuisines and delicacies while offering small businesses in the Nigerian Food Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields. The GTBank Food and Drink Fair was created by foremost African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, as part of its efforts to empower small businesses. The 2016 debut of the consumer-focused event received very positive reviews nationally and internationally, had over 90 exhibitors from the food... Read More

Season 4 of the Ogun State ‏Principals Cup Kicks Off

Lagos Nigeria – February, 2016.

Activities for the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup Season 4 got underway with a press conference on Thursday 11th February 2016, at the conference hall of the Nigerian Union of Teachers Cooperative Hall, Abeokuta Ogun State.

The GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup soccer competition started in 2012 as an extension of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative on education and youth development. For 4 consecutive seasons, the competition continues to provide a unique platform for young boys and girls in secondary schools to develop themselves in academics and sports.

To perform the official unveiling of the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup Season 4 the competition were the Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Moruf Afolabi Afuwape, with the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Hakeem Olalekan Adelekan; the Commissioner of Education, Hon. Modupe Mujota. Also present at the event were football administrators, representatives of the participating schools and members of the press.

The GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup competition has grown rapidly to become a key inclusion in the academic calendar of secondary schools in the state, fostering friendship amongst students and enabling them to build a healthy lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives. This season’s tournament is expected to feature about 350 teams in the male and female categories, a figure slightly higher than the 344 teams that competed last year. Aside the cash prizes for winning teams, scholarship opportunities will be provided for outstanding players with good academic records.

Guaranty Trust Bank, a youth oriented brand maintains the lead in providing support for education and sports to enable young boys and girls explore their talents and reach for their dreams. Since the commencement of the competition in 2012, the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup competition has featured several Secondary Schools, and over 5,000 players in the boys and girls categories.

GTBank remains one of the few Nigerian financial institutions that have maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, particularly in sports education. The GTBank Principals Cup tournament is currently played in Lagos and Ogun states, and will be extended to other regions of the country in the coming years.

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