Optimus Bank Limited, a fully licensed national commercial bank, has officially commenced its operations in the country.
During the grand opening and formal launch of the bank in Lagos on Wednesday, the Chairman of the bank, Mr Oghogho Akpata, said Optimus would drive financial inclusion and boost its services with technology.
He said, “With a devoted team and a customer-centric ethos, we pledge to lead in the digital era by promoting financial inclusion, supporting sustainable initiatives, and effecting positive change in the communities we serve.
“Together, we shall build a resilient future for Optimus Bank, guided by unwavering integrity and a vision of prosperity that transcends time.”
The chairman said it commenced operations on January 16, 2023, shortly after securing a national commercial banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria on October 21, 2022.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while speaking at the grand opening of the bank, emphasised its potential to further drive economic growth and stability in Lagos State.
He said, “Optimus Bank will not only play a crucial role in the banking sector and the established organisations but also in start-ups and SMEs. It is set to lift the people out of poverty.”
The governor praised Optimus Bank for employing cutting-edge technology and innovative practices, which aligned with the state’s push for technological advancement and financial modernisation.
The Managing Director, Optimus Bank, Dr. Ademola Odeyemi, said, the launch marked a new chapter in the financial sector, one that dismantled barriers and created opportunities for everyone.
He said, “Our impetus lies in delivering exceptional banking solutions and fostering positive change, ensuring that no one is left behind in their pursuit of financial prosperity.