Zenith Bank is leading the charge on a nationwide campaign that began in 2018 to enhance the city’s scenery for the holiday season. He continued by saying that he had a special affection for the ceremony.
To spread Christmas cheer to the general public, the Bank has also placed lights, motifs, and ornaments at the Terminal 3 Roundabout, the Big Six Roundabout, and its medians.
“Let us reflect on the resilience that defines us as a bank and as individuals because we have not only weathered the storm but illuminated the path for more growth and success,” the speaker urged in his remarks.
Henry Onwuzurigbo, the managing director and chief executive officer of Zenith Bank, addressed the crowd and stated, “2023 has been a very remarkable year for our bank.” We have accomplished things that have never been witnessed or documented in the financial performance history of our bank.
With an increase of 82%, from 403 million cedis in September 2022 to 735 million cedis in September 2023, he claimed the bank had achieved its highest unaudited pre-tax profit ever.
“Moreover, we increased our total assets to GH¢12.03 billion, which is a 14.57% rise from the GH¢10.5 billion we recorded in the third quarter of 2022,” the speaker stated.
When the bank anticipated a decline in customer business, according to Mr. Onwuzurigbo, “we saw an increase in total deposits by 22%, which amounted to GH¢ 10.2 million, up from the previous year’s figure of GH¢8.4 million.”
Speaking about growth, he stated that Zenith Bank was about to open branches in other jurisdictions in the first quarter of 2024 after moving its Achimota branch to a new, friendlier location.
Despite the difficulties and unpredictabilities that shook the banking sector in the first few months of 2023, these are achievements.
With this performance thus far, the bank is driven, inspired, and confident in its ability to surpass its financial goals for the year 2023 by the end of the year, he said.
The MD/CEO took advantage of the occasion to thank the media, staff, board, management, and customers for their accomplishments in 2023.
“We are excited about the future and confident that our commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and financial stability will remain our compass,” he stated.