A set of postage stamps have been launched by the Nigerian Postal Service to commemorate Guaranty Trust Bank’s 20th Anniversary.
This marks the first time in Nigeria that a corporate organization would be honored in such a way.
The GTBank stamps come in four denominations of N120, N100, N50 and N20 with a total face value of N290 and would be made available for purchase at any post office in Nigeria for the next six months after which they can be purchased at the Philatelic Bureau up till the next two years.
Speaking on the launch, Ibrahim Mori Baba, the postmaster General of the Federation, said that in launching the stamps, NIPOST had examined the activities and performance of Guaranty Trust Bank and thus, had no hesitation in partnering with a bank whose value system is hinged on professionalism, ethics, integrity and superior customer service.
He further said that the stamps would go a long way in telling a good story on Nigeria, especially at a time when Nigeria is celebrating her 50th Anniversary and GTBank, its 20th.
In his own remarks, Segun Agbaje, deputy managing director of GTBank expressed the bank’s appreciation at the honor granted the bank and reiterated the bank’s promise to uphold those timeless values that had made it the proudly Nigerian, African and truly international institution it had become.
Established in 1990, Guaranty Trust Bank has over the years grown to become one of Africa’s foremost financial institutions with subsidiaries in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and the United Kingdom. The Bank was recently named the ‘2010 Best Bank in Nigeria’ at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence in London , an award it had also won the previous year.