President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred national honour on Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe.
Gatekeepers News reports that she was conferred with the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON.
The list also includes prominent names such as Emeka Anyaoku, incoming 1st lady Oluremi Tinubu, Co-Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Dr Awele Elumelu ; President of Transcorp Group, Dr Owen Omogiafo among others.
Also, former Governor of Osun, Bisi Akande; Olusegun Osoba; Mamman Daura and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, among others received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic.
Onyeali-Ikpe began her banking career as a legal officer for the now-defunct African Continental Bank.
She subsequently worked as treasury officer for the First African Trust Bank. She later joined Zenith Bank and Standard Chartered Bank respectively.
In 2011, she joined Enterprise Bank as an executive director of the bank’s operations in Lagos and other locations in the South-Western region in Nigeria.
Onyeali-Ikpe joined the commercial bank Fidelity as an executive director in January, 2015. Fidelity Bank announced Onyeali-Ikpe as its managing director in December 2020.