The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Yemi Adeola has assured that the financial institution would continue to invest in capacity building initiatives for staff to adequately prepare them for sustainable life after retirement.
Such initiatives mentioned by the Bank boss include entrepreneurship trainings, business development, health and other relevant trainings that would assist them to settle down to a comfortable life after retirement.
He also assured that the Bank would continue to support and strengthen the Sterling Bank’s Alumni to make it more effective and better equipped to take care of retired sfaff of the Bank.
Mr. Adeola who stated this at a send forth party held in honor of some staff retiring from the Bank emphasized that the financial institution in the last five years has also embarked on several initiatives for the benefit of its staff. This, according to him, are necessary steps taken in the continued drive to make Sterling a great place to work.
Some of these initiatives highlighted by Mr. Adeola, include competitive welfare packages; excellent retirement plan; a good healthcare facility, introduction of flexi time and place to enable staff chose the preferred time and place to discharge their responsibility.
To build capacity for its people, the CEO noted that the Bank has also instituted excellent training and developmental programmes such as the Sterling Graduate Associate and the Sterling Management Associate programmes targeted at identifying, grooming and developing young talents for leadership positions in the Bank.
The five staff honored at the elaborate event held at the Wheatbaker hotel, Ikoyi, were Moses Akinnawonu, Abiodun Oladipupo, Jide Sonoiki, and John Akingbade. The euphoric ambience was also graced by close family members of the retirees who witnessed the accolades being poured on them.
Mr. Adeola who commended the retired staff for their dedication and contribution to the growth of the Bank over the years was supported at the event by his Executive Directors – Mr. Lanre Adesanya; Mr. Yemi Odubiyi; Mr. Kayode Lawal and Mr. Grama Narasimhan. The Bank’s Group Head, Human Resources Management, Mr. Adebisi Ogunwoye was also in attendance.
His words: ‘’Sterling Bank is a financial institution that gives opportunity to staff to flourish just as they contribute their quota to the sustainable growth of the Bank. At Sterling Bank, your ability to stand out will speak for you. If you are looking for fulfillment, accomplishment, career growth and an institution where your contribution will be recognized and rewarded appropriately, this is where you want to be – Sterling Bank.”
While expressing their appreciation to the Bank for hosting them to the party, the retirees promised to remain good ambassadors of the Bank that has given them the platform to make live even better for them after retirement.
Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Mr. John Akingbade, the Bank’s erstwhile Group Head, Treasury & Financial Institution, commended the Bank for organizing the event. He described the Bank as a very proactive institution committed to the development of talents and nurturing them to become the leaders of the future.
He particularly commended the Bank’s Graduate Associate and Management Associate programmes targeted at identifying, grooming and developing young talents for leadership positions in the Bank. ‘’It is also a proactive step in succession planning, as the institution is being built to last beyond the tenure of the current managers of the business’’, Mr. Akingbade explained