First City Monument Bank Limited has urged Nigerians to sustain the country’s cultural heritage in order to boost tourism and its associated benefits.
The bank said in a statement on Monday that this would go a long way in educating and inspiring generations about the history of Nigeria, the people and values, while also fast-tracking the ongoing efforts of the government to diversify the economy.
The Group Chief Executive of FCMB, Mr Ladi Balogun, during a press conference/commencement of activities for the 2018 Ojude Oba Festival in Ogun State on Monday, said the bank had been a major sponsor of the festival and continued to play a significant role in ensuring its success.
Balogun, in a goodwill message to the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, congratulated the monarch for upholding the values of Ijebuland and raising the status of the event over the years.
He reiterated the commitment of the financial institution to the longevity of the Ojude Oba Festival.
Balogun said, “For all true sons and daughters of Ijebuland, the Ojude Oba Festival is more than an event for us. It has become a long-standing yearly tradition that we look forward to as a unifying platform and a tourist attraction.
“The Ojude Oba Festival, for us at FCMB, is not just another event.”