Governor commends Sterling Bank’s environmental projects

 Yemi Adeola, MD, Sterling Bank

Yemi Adeola, MD, Sterling Bank

The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has commended Sterling Bank Plc for the partnership in making the state one of the most environmentally friendly states in the country.

The Governor 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. He 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 commitment to environmental sustainability.

“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,” he said.

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, 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.

Adeola, who was represented by Mrs. Temiwunmi Banjoko, 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 embarks 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 said.

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