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FirstBank Nigeria, GMD welcome speech to launch of biometrics atm


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FirstBank Nigeria, GMD welcome speech to launch of biometrics atm

  1. 1. WELCOME REMARKS BY MR. BISI ONASANYA, GMD/CEO, FIRST BANK OFNIGERIA PLC, AT THE MEDIA LAUNCH OF FIRSTBANK BIOMETRIC ATM,MARINA, LAGOS, FEBRUARY 11, 2011PROTOCOL:Gentlemen of the Press;Fellow FirstBankers;Ladies and gentlemen: • I am pleased to welcome you to this brief but important and joyous occasion to flag off the FirstBank Biometric ATM scheme; I also welcome you to this beautiful Marina ATM gallery; • This development is consistent with our Bank’s tradition of pioneering far-reaching innovations in the financial services industry, as we strive to continuously provide products and services that facilitate national growth and development; • In the increasingly technology-driven business environment, we are keen to provide solutions that are relevant to our customers’ dynamic needs, hence we are the first bank in Nigeria to bring this and other celebrated initiatives; • The Biometric ATM solution is available to our existing cardholders, who may wish to add biometric authentication as part of their transaction approval process on our ATMs in addition to PIN
  2. 2. selection, while systematically new cardholders would be issued Cards with only Biometric authentication functionality; • The use of customers’ Biometric features for authentication is quite secure and also addresses challenges of migrating diverse segments of customers to electronic channels which indeed provides enormous conveniences to our invaluable customers; • The Biometric ATM scheme will therefore drive financial inclusion, a Central Bank initiative to address the banking needs of the unbanked population; • Ladies and gentlemen, let me assure you that as we seek to always provide the best financial services possible, we will not relent in ensuring that we serve our teeming customers through channels that align with the safety and security policy frameworks of regulatory authorities; • Once again, I thank you for joining us to celebrate this landmark; • I wish you a happy Valentine’s celebration; • May God bless you; May God bless FirstBank, and may God bless Nigeria.Bisi OnasanyaGMD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Plc