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Heritage Bank supports Nigerian Airforce with impactful digital solutions for profit mark-up

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Heritage Bank Plc has entered partnership with the 301 Heavy Airlift Group Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Nigerian Airforce (301 HAG CMS) to leverage impactful digital banking solutions that will enhance HAG CMS’ financial wellbeing and take its members’ experiences to a new level.

The bank revealed that through its advanced all-in-one digital banking experience; ‘Octiplus’ which would guarantee a new level of customer experience on the omni-channel to 1500 members of the Cooperative.

The bank disclosed this on the sidelines of the 14th Annual General Meeting of 301 HAG CMS, held at the Danjuma Hall of Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Lagos.

Speaking on the benefits of the Octiplus to the Cooperative, the Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications, Ozena Utulu explained that as a forward-thinking institution, the bank is ready to satisfy customers’ needs for financial health, wealth, trust, and security, with a new level of online, mobile, and omni-channel services for seamless, inspired, and innovative transactions.

According to her, Heritage Bank is keeping the end customer at the heart of everything we do, we innovate to meet the demands of the new decade, including memorable experiences, instant solutions, robust security, ultimate convenience, reliability, and inspirational designs.

“Aside the regular features that were known by all including Payment features, buying of airtime, payment of bills, flight bookings, movie tickets and one of the most interesting features that was mentioned, was that with Octiplus, you can add all your debit cards from other financial institutions to this App and enjoy easy banking, easy life,” Utulu explained.

Speaking during the 14th Annual General Meeting of 301 HAG CMS, President, Nigerian Airforce, WG CDR JC Igweagum, disclosed that in a bid to replace measures to forestall possible negative impacts of future economic disruptions, the Cooperative is seeking for means to fully digitalize its financial operations.

Igewagum, who disclosed this at the AGM, themed, “Evolving Business Concepts for the New Normal,” stated how important it was for the Cooperative to key into a fully digitalized operation that would leverage its members to perform financial transactions seamlessly from any part of the world.

He noted that partnerships with organizations like Heritage Bank and others would help on the possibilities of diversifying its investment into the real sector. “Consequently, the Cooperative would be launching fully digitalized operations in the next few months to allow members to operate their accounts from anywhere in the world. Investments in the Agriculture and Real Estate development sectors would also be scaled up to increase profit mark-up.

“Additionally, the Cooperative is currently discussing with its partners on the possibilities of diversifying its investment into the oil and gas sector as well as canopy rentals,” he stated.

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CIPM appoints a new Registrar/Chief Executive, Oluwatoyin Naiwo

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A former Director, Strategy, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) Oluwatoyin Naiwo has been appointed as Registrar and Chief Executive of the Institute.

According to the Institute, Naiwo’s appointment takes effect from Monday, September 12, 2022.

Her appointment was announced in a statement by the CIPM President, Olusegun Mojeed.

‘Ms Naiwo is no newcomer to the CIPM having served as Director, Strategy, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations, with the responsibility of driving the Institute’s strategy development and execution process, spearheading the Institute’s role in advocating a legislative agenda on Human Capital matters with the Nigerian government, building and maintaining relationships with governmental (Federal and State) and non-governmental institutional stakeholders both within Nigeria and internationally to extend CIPM’s reach and influence,’ the CIPM President said in a statement.

Aside her previous role in CIPM, Naiwo has a grasp of comprehensive and strategic understanding of business and technical issues and Human Resource Management. Her diverse experience in Human Resource Management spans over a twenty-eight (28) years period across industries and sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Elaborating further on Naiwo’s leadership experience across board and what her appointment means for the Institute, the CIPM President said: ‘Ms. Naiwo has extensive leadership experience across industries and sectors and has demonstrated her ability to build successful organisations and businesses. We are confident that the Registrar and the new team will be a force in developing and driving CIPM forward in line with our vision to be the Institute of choice for People Management’

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BREAKING: LASG IMPOUNDS 40 TRAILERS UNDER FLYOVER BRIDGES AT COSTAIN TO IGANMU IN LAGOS

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The Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today impounded 40 illegally parked trailers, trucks and tankers under flyover bridges at Costain to Iganmu area of Lagos.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba disclosed that the enforcement operations which was led by the Director of Operations (Headquarters) Mr. Peter Gbedemeje was carried out immediately after the expiration of a ‘7-day Removal Order” served on them.

Mr Oreagba disclosed further that the level of voluntary compliance was encouraging as majority had removed their heavy duty vehicles before the commencement of the enforcement operations.

“We are very happy with the level of voluntary compliance by owner/drivers of these illegally parked trucks including other illegal workshops such as Iron benders, mechanics, food/ Fruits vendors”.

These 40 impounded trailers were contravened around Ijora, Costain, Breweries and Ajegunle Park by Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu, Lagos

The Head of Operations, Mr Peter Gbedemeje stated that the cleanup exercise would be continuous and be extended to other parts of the State in order checkmate criminal activities across the State.

He however confirmed that owners/drivers of these impounded 40 trailers would be charged to court accordingly.

 

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LASTMA ARRAIGNS 146 TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATORS/OFFENDERS BEFORE MOBILE COURT

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The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arraigned owners/drivers of 146 vehicles arrested across the State for various traffic offenses in August, 2022.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba disclosed this over the weekend, adding that the alleged offenders are being prosecuted before the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Mobile Court).

According to him, “77 offenders are being prosecuted for One-Way Driving, 5 for Willful Obstruction, 5 for Illegal Parking, 2 for Unpainted Commercial Vehicle, 5 for Wrongful Overtaking, 4 for Driving on Walkways/Kerbs, 6 for BRT Obstructions, 10 for Reckless & Dangerous Driving, 4 for Picking/Dropping Passengers at Undesignated Bus Stops and 5 for Disobeying Traffic Control Officers among others”.

Also, as part of our feedbacks mechanism “we attended and resolved various complaints from motorists via our ‘complaints lines and social media handles
08174722227 08100565860
Instagram (ekolastma)
Twitter (@followlastma)
Facebook (ekolastma)
YouTube (LASTMATV)
SoundCloud (@lastmaRadio)”

“It is disheartening that despite the state government’s vigorous public enlightenment and advocacy campaign via various media outlets, including online sensitization, on the dangers inherent in disobeying traffic rules and regulations, some recalcitrant drivers are still endangering the safety of other road users on Lagos Roads”, Oreagba stated.

The General Manager also revealed that all those arraigned by the Agency before the Lagos Mobile Court were found ‘Guilty’ as charged after strong pictorial and video evidence tendered by LASTMA’s prosecution team.

While urging all road users including commercial bus drivers to always drive with caution, particularly during these “Ember Months”, Oreagba disclosed that LASTMA will continue to strengthen its monitoring and enforcement team to apprehend Traffic Law violators.

Also speaking, the Director, Legal Department of LASTMA, Mr. Akerele Kehinde Oseni maintained that the prosecution of the arrested owners/drivers of the 146 vehicles for various traffic violations will serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrants road users.

Akerele, however, informed that the 146 impounded vehicles were later released to their respective owners after the verifications of receipts of their fine payment with other relevant documents.

 

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