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First Bank MD/CEO Adeduntan Reportedly Resigns Abruptly

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, has has reportedly resigned from the bank “abruptly to pursue other interests.”

According to PM News, “Adeduntan‘s tenure is supposed to expire on 31 December, 2024 but he could not wait for that date as he quit to pursue other interest.”

The MD, in a resignation letter addressed to the chairman said, “As you are aware, my contract would be expiring on 31 December, 2024, after which I would no longer be eligible for employment within the bank having served as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank for a record time of nine years.”

He said during this period the bank and its subsidiaries had undergone significant changes and broken new grounds.

Adeduntan stated that he and his team had repositioned the institution as an enviable financial giant in Africa.

“I have however decided to proceed on retirement with effect from 20 April, 2024, to pursue other interests,” he said.

The bank’s CEO added that he is eternally grateful to the board of directors of FirstBank and FBN Holdings Plc for the support that he received from them during his stewardship.

“I wish our iconic institution continue success and progress as we move into the next phase of its evolution. Warm regards,” he wrote.

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