When recently, the EFCC arrested Nnamdi Okonkwo, the hardworking Igbo MD of one of Nigeria’s most successful banks, Fidelity Bank, some Igbo haters went to town jubilating. They thought that was the end of him. It was as if they had won an N100 million lottery, as they popped champagne, and jumped up and down like kids who had been giving candy.
But not only has he been reinstated, the bank has gained a valuable new member for his team in the person of Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Balarabe, an erudite banker, who will no doubt partner with him to take Fidelity Bank to the next level. Continue reading