Sterling Bank Plc has uplifted the â€˜Keep Kings College Cleanâ€™ campaign by donating 35 branded overall uniforms to the school management, in line with its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.
The campaign aligns with the bankâ€™s environmental make-over programme which promotes practices that improve the quality of environment on a long-term.
The leading commercial bank and promoter of clean environment, presented the 35 branded overall to the and the schoolâ€™s executive management team in the school premises.
The Principal of the College, Mr. Anthony Oluseyi Thomas who received the overall uniforms commended the bank saying, â€œwe are delighted to partner with Sterling Bank on â€˜Keep Kings College Cleanâ€™ campaign which seeks to improve sanitation and hygiene in Nigeriaâ€™s foremost federal government college. We welcome the support from the bank which will ensure that our cleaners are well kitted and can do their job of cleaning the school premises with pride. In no small measure, this will definitely bring about a positive outcome.”
He encouraged corporate organisations in the country to emulate the bank by partnering and supporting the college and other schools of their choice.
â€œPrivate sector support is required to complement governmentâ€™s effort at ensuring continued access to quality education across the country. This is important because quality education provides opportunities for children to improve their life chances and should not be left for government alone. More corporate organisations should emulate Sterling bank by showing interest in a specific area that will benefit students as well as staff. That is the kind of partnership we are expecting. We are happy that the bank can think of Kings College.”
Speaking on the partnership with the college, the Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank, Henry Bassey, said â€œwe want the best for every Nigerian child and have always prioritised their well-being by championing the cause of a clean and safe environment. This explains our commitment to the campaign which promotes sustainable living actions and a clean school premises for students and staff.â€
Sterling Bank Plc has committed over N500 million to the Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM) programme in the last five years. The programme is the bankâ€™s corporate social responsibility initiative which promotes practices that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis. It covers partnership and provision of uniforms to street cleaners in 14 states, tree planting in Bauchi, Gombe and Plateau states to address the challenge of desertification and a national cleaning exercise by employees of the bank.