By Nume Horsfall
As part of efforts to ensure a healthy environment, Sterling Bank Plc recently mobilised over 500 of its workforce for a routine environmental cleanup exercise at Ikeja, Lagos.
The bank workers, led by the Group Head, Collections, Sterling Bank, Mr. Jide Sonoiki, were joined by over 50 support staff from the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA).
Sonoiki said the exercise showed the financial institution’s support for the state government’s drive to keep the environment clean.
“This is our way of showing that we are part of the environment. And the turnout this morning is impressive and indicative that our staff have bought into this vision of a clean and healthy environment,” he said.
Also the bank’s Business Manager, Iyana Ipaja branch, Mr. Jolly Enabulele, said the exercise was part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
He said the cleanup exercise was not restricted to Lagos State alone, but a nationwide exercise.
“It is not only in Lagos State that the exercise is going on, our colleagues are doing same in many other states where we have our presence,” he said.
He urged other organistions to support LAWMA so as to continue to preserve the ecosystem.
“We must encourage people to pick up the idea of cleanliness. By coming out ourselves, bringing our friends and customers to join in cleaning up Lagos, we have demonstrated how serious we are taking the exercise,” he said.