Company Profile


Company Address

Samuel Asabia House 35 Marina P.O. Box 5216, Lagos, Nigeria

Business Hour

Monday09:15 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thusday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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Who we are

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (“FirstBank”), established in 1894, is the premier Bank in West Africa, Nigeria’s number one bank brand and the leading financial services solutions provider in Nigeria. The Bank was founded by Sir Alfred Jones, a shipping magnate from Liverpool, England. With its head office originally in Liverpool, the Bank commenced business on a modest scale in Lagos, Nigeria under the name, Bank of British West Africa (BBWA).

In 1912, the Bank acquired its first competitor, the Bank of Nigeria (previously called Anglo-African Bank) which was established in 1899 by the Royal Niger Company. In 1957, the Bank changed its name from Bank of British West Africa (BBWA) to Bank of West Africa (BWA). In 1966, following its merger with Standard Bank, UK, the Bank adopted the name Standard Bank of West Africa Limited and in 1969 it was incorporated locally as the Standard Bank of Nigeria Limited in line with the Companies Decree of 1968.

Changes in the name of the Bank also occurred in 1979 and 1991 to First Bank of Nigeria Limited and First Bank of Nigeria Plc, respectively. In 2012, the Bank changed its name again to First Bank of Nigeria Limited as part of a restructuring resulting in FBN Holdings Plc (“FBN Holdings”), having detached its commercial business from other businesses in the FirstBank Group, in compliance with new regulation by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). FirstBank had 1.3 million shareholders globally, was quoted on The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), where it was one of the most capitalised companies and also had an unlisted Global Depository Receipt (GDR) programme, all of which were transferred to its Holding Company, FBN Holdings, in December 2012.

Building on of its solid foundation, the Bank has consistently broken new ground in the domestic financial sector for over a century and two decades. FirstBank is present in the United Kingdom and France through its subsidiary, FBN Bank (UK) Limited with branches in London and Paris; and in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi with its Representative Offices there. In October 2011, the Bank acquired a new subsidiary, Banque International de Credit (BIC), one of the leading banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In November 2013, FirstBank acquired ICB in The Gambia, Sierra-Leone, Ghana and Guinea, and in 2014, the Bank acquired ICB in Senegal. These were major landmarks in its plan for growing its sub-Saharan African footprint and all the African subsidiaries now bear the FBN Bank brand.

As the global operating environment evolves, FirstBank has kept pace, responding to the dynamic needs of its customers, investors, regulators, host communities, employees and other stakeholders. Through a balanced approach to plan execution, FirstBank has consolidated its industry leadership by maintaining trans-generational appeal. Thus, the Bank has continuously boosted its customer-base, which cuts across all segments in terms of size, structure and sectors.

Leveraging experience spanning over a century of dependable services, FirstBank has continued to build relationships and alliances with key sectors of the economy that have served as strategic building blocks for the wellbeing, growth and development of the country. With its huge asset base and expansive branch network, as well as continuous re-invention, FirstBank is Nigeria’s strongest banking franchise, maintaining market leadership on all fronts in the nation’s financial services industry.

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First Bank Of Nigeria Limited's Job posting

Head, Financial and Regulatory Reporting at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
Negotiable

Responsible for the preparation of monthly management and financial reports Co-ordinate all external audits e.g. statutory audit, regulatory audits Reviewing daily CBN returns before submission Develop and maintain documentation of Accounting policies and procedures. Establish and execute controls for compliance to the Group’s accounting and

Sub Dean, Leadership School at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Provide leadership in implementing the vision and strategic planning for the school and its programmes As a subject matter expert, participate in the learning and development processes and course reviews to ensure up-to-date curricula Promote faculty and staff development within the school, including the greater use of teaching evaluation and stu

Sub Dean, Foundation & People Management at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Provide leadership in implementing the vision and strategic planning for the school and its programmes As a subject matter expert, participate in the learning and development processes and course reviews to ensure up-to-date curricula Promote faculty and staff development within the school, including the greater use of teaching evaluation and stu

Regional Admin/Finance Coordinator at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Monitor Budget and provide cost control to ensure cost remains within budget limit Provide classrooms allocations and food vendors for usage in programmes to ensure support services Facilitate cost settling issues: Process payments to Service Providers/Consultants/contractors and apportionment of cost to participating branches/department Attend

Dean, Specialized Banking School at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Contribute towards the visioning, and anchor the strategic planning, development and rollout of the Specialised Banking and Management Schools. Spearhead proactive consultations/engagements with Business Units on issues around Management development with a view to translating requirements into learning needs and preparing periodic Training Schedul