Access Bank PLC’s Managing Director, Roosevelt Ogbonna, has been appointed to the Presidential High-Level Advisory Council on Support to Women and Girls by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This appointment comes as a result of Access Bank PLC’s dedication to women’s empowerment through adequate financing and literacy promotion, as well as advocacy and specialized training.
Upon his appointment, Ogbonna stated that “this achievement signifies a significant responsibility to ensure gender equality, equal access to opportunities, and national development through purposeful long-term initiatives targeted at women.”
He also emphasized that everyone has a role to play in ensuring women’s and girls’ rights are respected.
Access Bank has been working to accelerate the wave of female entrepreneurs in Nigeria since launching the “W” Initiative in 2014.
The “W” initiative includes capacity-building programs, mentoring programs, and maternal health services to assist in building a more substantial, more sustainable society.
Since Ogbonna’s appointment as the MD/CEO of Access Bank PLC, he has focused on equal access to opportunities and social infrastructure for women.
Under his stewardship, Access Bank signed a commitment letter with the DFC for $280 million in financing to help address the financing gap for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and advance financial inclusion in Nigeria, aiding the Bank’s commitment to supporting women-owned and led businesses.