AFN names Premium Trust Bank as official banking partner

AFN names Premium Trust Bank as official banking partner

Premium Trust Bank has been announced as the official banking partner of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN.

Nilayo Sports Management Limited, marketing consultants of the AFN, in a statement Monday, announced the partnership.

Mr. Ebidowei Oweifie, Chief Operating Officer, Nilayo Sports Management Limited said “We are pleased to announce Premium Trust Bank as the official banking partner of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

“Premium Trust Bank has demonstrated dedication to the growth and development of Athletics in the country, as a forward-thinking and fast growing brand, we are very confident that this is a collaboration that will transform athletics in Nigeria.”

Oweifie added that the deal was concluded five weeks ago, however Nilayo hesitated to make the announcement to ensure that there is enough concentration on the Athletics events happening in Oregon, Birmingham and Cali as they are landmark events for Nigerian athletes.

AFN President, Hon. Tonobok Okowa added that “Athletics in Nigeria is evolving, we are churning out world class athletes who are determined to push beyond the boundaries and set new standards, having a bank like Premium Trust on board as the banking partner of AFN displays the commitment of the bank to Nigerian athletes, this partnership will also be very beneficial to all athletes as it is a way of securing their financial future.”

It will be recalled that PremiumTrust Bank joined the Delta State Government and the Hon. Minister for Youths and Sports Development to unveil the official mascot and logo of the 21st National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to hold between November 2 and 15, 2022.

The National Sports Festival since its inception in 1973 is being hosted for the very first time in Asaba, Delta State. Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Delta State State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and Managing Director, Premium Trust Bank, Emmanuel Emefienim as well as other top government functionaries and dignitaries were in attendance at the unveiling of the event’s logo and Mascot in Asaba.

Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, described The National Sports Festival as Nigeria’s version of the Olympic Games and declared that Delta State would make it an unforgettable experience for everyone.

The Managing Director of PremiumTrust Bank, Emmanuel Emefienim reiterated the Bank’s commitment to growth, impacting lives and communities. He also highlighted that as the official Banker of the National Sports Festival, Delta 2022, the bank aims to contribute to developing sports in Nigeria and foster unity in our diversity as a nation.

In partnership with the National Sports Festival, Premium Trust Bank is committed to providing the needed platform to help athletes grow and excel in their chosen fields consistent with our tag line – Together for Growth.

He ended the speech by encouraging the youths to take advantage of the platform provided by this Sports Festival in their pursuit of excellence both within the country and on the international stage in sports.