The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced the promotion of about 2000 of its work force.
This represents about 17 per cent of total staff strength across the group.
Â This exercise, according to a statement from the bank, was in recognition of the contribution the staff members made to the bankâ€™s business growth as highlighted by the performance recorded in its recently released 2017 financial year end results.
â€œIt is important to note that about a year ago, the bank had promoted 3,000 staff members, 25 per cent of its workforce, while also doling out cash rewards to deserving staff for exemplary conduct and performance that year,â€ the statement added.
The announcement was also greeted with joy and enthusiasm by the workforce of the bank.
Â The affected staff that cut across all units, divisions and 19 countries where UBA operates were selected after the completion of appraisal system that identified high performers in the bank among other criteria.
Â The bankâ€™s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka in an email to staff of the bank described the promotion as â€˜dividends of hardworkâ€™, adding that with the recent proclamation of UBA as the African Bank of 2017 by the Banker Magazine; as well as its ranking Â as Best of Bank of the Year in Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Senegal and the Chad, it is only right to recognise, reward and celebrate the performance of the staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve this.
Uzoka charged staffÂ to continue to embody the Bankâ€™s core values in their endless quest of delivering excellent services to both internal and external customers of the Bank.
He added:Â Â â€œI congratulate all for their well-deserved elevation.Â I also wish to especially thank those colleagues who have not made it on this yearâ€™s list.Â I implore you to keep up your contribution, as your efforts are recognised.Â There are several other ways that we will continue to reward and recognise your contributions and we intend to use all opportunities to demonstrate this.â€
United Bank for Africa is one of the leading financial services group in sub-Saharan Africa, with presence in 19 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States of America and France. From a single country operation founded in 1949 in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, UBA has emerged as a pan-African provider of banking and other financial services, to 10 million customers globally, through one of the most diverse service channels in sub-Sahara Africa; 632 business offices, 1,750 ATMs, some 13,500 PoS, and a robust online and mobile banking platform.