A socio-cultural group, Oduduwa Growth Initiatives (ODI), Thursday, threw weight behind the administration of First Metropolis Monument Financial institution, FCMB, over blackmail arising from a paternity saga that allegedly led to the dying of 1 Tunde Thomas on December 16, 2020, which the previous Managing Director of the Financial institution, Adams Nuru, is presently being accused as a part of his dying.
The group made its stance identified in a press release signed by the Nationwide President, Ambassador Akinyele Olasunbo, the place it disabused the minds of consumers over the difficulty that has been trending and producing reactions, describing it as low cost blackmail by some individuals who’ve taken benefit to smear integrity of the financial institution.
In keeping with the assertion, ‘enemies’ of the financial institution are utilizing the difficulty to destroy late Thomas’ fame as a substitute of permitting his soul to relaxation in peace, and as a socio-cultural group, it could not enable that to proceed, reasonably unravel the reality behind the matter.
The assertion reads partially, “The eye of the management of the above-named Initiative has been drawn to a viral marketing campaign of calumny and damaging aimed toward tarnishing and destroy the picture of FCMB, a monetary establishment of a dexterous Yoruba man of impeccable integrity painstakingly constructed over time, sadly by fictitious allegations that intend to digress the sleek administration of the respected financial institution of respected normal.
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“It’s crucial to notice that the cardinal goal of Oduduwa Growth Initiatives (ODI) is to defend the curiosity of Yoruba kindred and their properties at house and in Diaspora at any time when points come up that’s aimed toward tarnishing the picture of our race, disrepute our clan or demean our tribe.
“With all sense of condolence and humility, we commiserate with the household of late Tunde Thomas who handed away on 16th December 2020 and prays to God to provide his instant household and mates the fortitude to bear the sudden loss.
“Sequel to the viral social media data linking the FCMB Managing Director to a paternity scandal that supposedly led to the demise of Tunde Thomas and the moral picture and normal of the financial institution in danger because of the misinformation to most of the people, we’re happy with the proactive response of the charismatic management of the agency in dealing with the disaster that’s aimed toward false impression of the perfect and imaginative and prescient of the financial institution that’s prospects precedence.
“We, due to this fact, makes use of this medium to humbly enchantment to all misguided, misinformed or disgruntled prospects who might need been swayed by the blackmail aimed toward tarnishing the picture of the financial institution to relax whereas investigations are ongoing to unravel the veracity of the claims, restore their religion, perception and confidence within the financial institution and proceed their efficacious relationship with FCMB.
“We won’t waiver in our collective duty to maintain the nice picture of our kindred and their investments at house and in Diaspora.”
In the meantime, the assertion additionally recommended administration of the financial institution for being proactive by asking the previous Managing Director o step apart whereas the investigation of the matter remains to be ongoing.
It additionally lauded the administration over the appointment of Yemisi Edun as Performing Managing Director, and described her as a seasoned banker with a Masters Diploma in Worldwide Accounting and Finance from the College of Liverpool in the UK, UK, to be a spherical peg in a spherical gap, “that may facilitate the restoration of confidence on the befuddled prospects and stakeholders.”
The assertion added that “Let or not it’s said clearly to one and all that the management of Oduduwa Growth Initiatives (ODI) won’t compromise or enable any particular person or group of individuals working in the direction of decapitating the nice picture Otunba Subomi Balogun constructed impeccably with arduous work, honesty, and excellent dexterity to achieve their surreptitious try to smear a great picture constructed over time.”