CROSS RIVER, DECEMBER 4, 2017 – Sterling Bank Plc has donated 700 reflective jackets for gardeners, and street cleaners to the Cross River State government.
The bank’s General Manager, Southsouth, Southeast and Mid-West, and Institutional Banking, Emmanuel Emefienim, while presenting the reflective jackets to Governor Ben Ayade, said the lender cares so much about the safety and security of those who are involved in keeping the environment clean.
Emefienim said: “As a bank doing business in Cross River State, we feel obliged to support you in our own little way, at least to make the environment safe and secure, especially in terms of cleanliness. We have done this for several states: Lagos, Rivers, Abia, Kwara and Edo.
“What we have realised is that some of these people that help us clean the environment are vulnerable to accidents, so we felt it would be nice if we clothe them with reflective jackets that would help them carry out their assignments without fear of being knocked down by fast moving vehicles. When they put this on, you can see them from very far distance, even at night it reflects. So today I have the honour and mandate of my executive management to present 700 pieces”.
In his remarks, Ayade expressed gratitude to the management of the bank, saying the gesture had sent a serious message that the bank is interested in the well-being of the state.
The governor said for the first time: “We have a bank that is coming to bring in value, bring in service, and not talking about business. I think this is a very fantastic way to go, and I think my heart goes with Sterling Bank. And to know that I am not doing so much with Sterling Bank at this point, you have really found a very smart and intelligent way that you have twigged my hand, and my conscience to say we must do business with Sterling Bank.”