The management of Omu-Aran Micro-Finance Bank has pledged more commitment toward the improvement and sustenance of its customers’ socio-economic growth and well-being.
The bank made the pledge during the 2018 Customers’ Forum held at the bank’s premises in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the State, recently.
The forum witnessed large attendance of customers from its base in Omu-Aran and adjoining communities across the Kwara South Senatorial District of the State.
It was aimed at creating efficient synergy as well as fostering cordial relationship needed for effective service delivery, according to its Managing Director, Mr Lawal Jonathan.
Jonathan, in his address said the forum was designed toward equipping every category of its customers with the bank’s new services, products and innovations toward improved banking transactions.
While enumerating the bank’s detailed operations and report, he lamented the customers’ apathy toward some of its services, especially the bank’s Agriculture Credit facility.
“The low level of application for agric loan is too worrisome in spite of the adequate fund set aside by the Central Bank which can be accessed by our customers.
“Agricultural practices have been the tradition of our forefathers in taking care of their domestic needs like feeding and shelter.
“I am using this medium to appeal for more application from customers in this regard and I am sure such action will no doubt improve your income and general well-being,” he said.
The bank boss listed some of the bank’s new products and services to include Pilgrim Account, Christmas Saving Account, Child Education ccount and term deposit account, among others.
In his remarks, Chairman Board of Directors of the Bank, Elder James Olaniyi Adeyeye, expressed happiness at the bank’s favourable financial status.
He urged customers to take advantage of the bank’s numerous services to improve their economic and well-being.
On his part, the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Bisi Oyinloye, thanked the large turn-out of customers, saying that the forum remained a veritable platform to address sundry bank issues affecting customers.
The highlight of the forum was the customers’ interaction session where various questions and enquires from the customers were promptly attended to.
Omu-Aran Micro-Finance Bank was commissioned by then Governor Sha’aba Lafiaji of Kwara State as Omu-Aran Community Bank on January 9, 1992 before it fully upgraded to a Micro finance status in 2008.