In recognition of Fidelity Bank Plc’s unwavering commitment to fostering bilateral trade and economic development between the city of Houston, Texas, and Nigeria, Mayor Sylvester Turner has officially declared October 25 as “Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect Day.” This announcement highlights the significant contributions made by Fidelity Bank to strengthen trade relations and economic growth between the two regions.
The proclamation, officially released from Houston, Texas, on Thursday, October 26, 2023, reads, “Whereas, The Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect summit committed to fostering bilateral trade and economic development between the city of Houston and Nigeria.
The City of Houston commends Fidelity Bank Nigeria for their commitment to enhance international trade. Therefore, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim October 25, 2023, as Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect Day.”
Fidelity Bank hosted the second edition of its international non-oil trade expo, known as FITCC Houston, on October 24 and 25, 2023, in the city of Houston, Texas, United States of America. This remarkable event featured exhibitions by over 160 businesses, along with various panel discussions and networking sessions, all aimed at increasing the number of Nigerian businesses exporting to the US market and enhancing exporters’ capabilities to improve product quality and meet international standards.
In her welcome address at FITCC Houston, Fidelity Bank’s MD/CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, expressed gratitude for the warm reception from the Houston community and residents of Nigerian descent. She highlighted the economic opportunities presented by Houston’s demographic profile, ethnic diversity, and strategic location, which make it an ideal hub for international trade and a gateway to other regional markets in the southern United States.
Fidelity Bank, renowned as one of the top banks in Nigeria, operates as a full-fledged customer commercial bank, serving over 8 million customers through its 251 business offices in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, as well as its digital banking channels. The bank’s commitment to excellence and its significant contributions to trade and economic development have earned it numerous accolades, including recognition as the Best Payment Solution Provider Nigeria 2023 and Best SME Bank Nigeria 2022 by the Global Banking and Finance Awards.
The bank has also received awards for being the “Fastest Growing Bank” and the “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.