Unity Bank Emerges Best In Agric Financing
**Best Bank In Agric Financing Award Not A Surprise – Unity Bank MD/CEO
Unity Bank Plc emerged the “Best Bank in Agriculture Financing” at the 2014 BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards in a ceremony which held at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos over the weekend.
Speaking after he received the award on behalf of the Bank, Mr. Henry James Semenitari, the bank’s MD/CEO declared that it was not a surprise that the Bank won the award this year because it had consistently been at the forefront in the support of agric financing.
This is evidenced in the bank’s wide range of agricultural products for both small scale and large scale farmers – collectively known as Unity Greens – which cover General agro-allied financing, Industrial as well as Cooperative leasing, support schemes and products.
The Bank is also widely acclaimed as one the most active implementers of Federal Government multi- billion naira Agriculture Intervention Schemes such as the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES), NIRSAL, Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme and the Agriculture Trust Fund Model.
With over 150 branches along the Nigerian Agrarian Belt, the Bank has long recognized this positioning as an area in which it can make its impact felt.
This year’s Awards had the theme “Deepening Nigeria’s Economy through industrialization: The Role of Banks, Challenges and Opportunities”
It would be recalled that the Bank had in 2013 received recognition for its support of the Northern Economy from BusinessDay.