The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has commended Sterling Bank Plc for partnering with the state government to make the state one of the most environmental friendly states in the country.

The Governor, who made the commendation while receiving reflective coveralls donated by the Bank for use by members of the Oyo State Waste Management Authority in Ibadan, at the weekend noted that the uniforms would protect the highway managers against occupational hazards which they face in the discharge of their responsibilities on a daily basis.

With the donation of the uniforms, the Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo, also noted that Sterling Bank had demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability.

His words: “These coveralls without any doubt will make the Highway Managers visible from afar and prevent the incidents of motorists running into them. It will provide safety against occupational hazards, give them a sense of dignity and elevate their status as they see themselves as very relevant to the society through the service they provide”.

While reaffirming his administration’s commitment to maintaining good environmental sanitation, the Governor stated that his administration would continue to take proactive steps towards waste management and sanitation in the state.
The Managing Director, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Yemi Adeola, said the presentation of coveralls was in line with the bank’s strategic focus on the environment as one of its corporate’s social responsibility priorities. He added that the Bank was already in partnership with other states to ensure environmental cleanliness nationwide.

The Sterling Bank boss who was represented by Mrs. Temiwunmi Banjoko, the Business Executive of the Bank in the South West also said: “At Sterling Bank, environmental cleanliness is one of the cardinal points of our Corporate Social Responsibility and that informs the Bank’s continued commitment of enormous resources towards ensuring that the environment where we live is habitable. As the Bank embark on this mission, we consider it of utmost importance to protect those whose job it is to manage and clean the environment. That is why we came up with the idea of producing coveralls for highway managers to ensure their safety, make them more relevant in the society and dignify them while discharging their duties”, he reiterated.

Sterling Bank Plc, “the one-customer bank”, is a full-service national commercial bank with an asset base above N800 billion, over 187 business offices and more than 800 ATMs nationwide. In over 55 years of service, Sterling Bank (formerly NAL Bank) has evolved from the nation’s pre-eminent investment banking institution to a fully-fledged commercial bank. Furthermore, with a strong national presence, Sterling Bank is one of the top 30 most capitalized institutions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The bank also remains one of Nigeria’s fastest growing banks and is recognized as a dynamic financial services organization.