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Heritage bank, SPAN Academy support entrepreneurs in creative industry

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In a bid to further deepen its support for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria’s creative and entertainment industry, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service Provider Heritage Bank; has collaborated with the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN).

This, in a statement, the bank said was in line with its culture as timeless wealth partners which would impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development.

In the statement, the Executive Director, Jude Monye at the 7th Graduation ceremony for SPAN Graduands was quoted to have disclosed that the decision to support SPAN was to further promote the nation’s cultural heritage which aligns with the bank’s culture hinged on building on our legacy by partnership to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.

R-L: Jude Monye, Executive Director, Heritage Bank; Sarah Fadoul Boulos, Convener of SPAN Academy and Dr. Massoud Boulos, CEO SCOA, during the SPAN Academy 7th graduation ceremony, in Lagos.

According to the statement, SPAN offers exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering students to aid them to unleash their creativity.

The bank stated that this partnership is an avenue to create opportunities to partner with the student with a view to grooming them as entrepreneurs through the bank’s Ynspyre product by ultimately adding value to their careers.

It added that Nigeria’s entertainment industry has continued to recreate talents through the Ynspyre platform.

Meanwhile, during the first batch of the Ynspyre Project, Heritage Bank graduated five young talented minds in a three month rigorous internship training programme to equip them with the necessary skills for their future engagements. Under the programme, graduates are empowered with job and mentorship opportunities.

The Bank in the statement noted that the Ynspyre Project was established to train, nurture and arm young employees with the right skills needed to fast-track development and enable talents to flourish.

L-R – Mother Dan-Egwu, Regional Head, Lagos Mainland Zone, Heritage Bank; Dr. Massoud Boulos, CEO SCOA; Sarah Fadoul Boulos, Convener of SPAN Academy; Jude Monye, Executive Director, Heritage Bank and Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications of the Bank at the SPAN Academy 7th graduation ceremony.

It further stated that the aim of Heritage Bank being at the forefront of youth empowerment, is to emancipate the latent entrepreneurial spirit in the teeming youths to unleash their contributions on the growth of the economy.

The ‘Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria’ is a Non-Governmental Organisation set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria. //END.//

Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications

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