This year’s BusinessDay BankingAward2017 Newspaper have come and gone with lots of joy and funfair by the banks that won in various categories of the awards but there seem to be a controversial twist to two of the banks as to the rightful winner of a particular award category. The banks are First Bank plc and Fidelity Bank. The award category is the Best Bank in sme Banking.
The social media feud between the banks started when a tweet surfaced on twitter by Fidelity Bank yesterday, 15 October, 2017 laying claims to be the winner of the award category with a counter tweet by First Bank of Nigeria plc laying same claim as the authentic winner with their followers confused as to who the real winner is.
However, one thing remained unclear: the source of the information. some twitter followers twitted that the misinformation was done by the BusinessDay Newspaper while others noted that it actually came from the master of the ceremony (MC) during the award ceremony.
But after much confusion and misinformation and the war by these banks and her followers, there was an eventual clarification from Fidelity Bank and the category of award she won. She actually won the award for best bank in mobile services and not best bank in sme banking which was won by First Bank Pls.