Fifty seven trainees, who represent batch seven set of graduates being absorbed into Ecobank Nigeria as full time employees were last week hosted to a virtual graduation ceremony by the Ecobank Academy.
THIS IS The first of its kind by the bank in Nigeria as it positions itself as a high quality employer ready for the opportunities of a post-COVID19 lockdown.
In attendance were notable personalities including Seye Awojobi; the registrar/chief executive, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Patrick Akinwuntan, managing director, Ecobank Nigeria; Yves Mayilamene, group executive, human resources, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI); Kunle Adewuyi, head, human resources, Ecobank Nigeria, and several others including the 57 graduands who joined the ceremony from various locations within and outside the country. Read Also:
In his comment, Akinwuntan, the managing director, reaffirmed the commitment of Ecobank to continue to invest in young Nigerians to boost its high quality labor force in order to better serve its customers in a convenient and accessible manner particularly as the nation rebounds from the COVID19 lockdown. He added that Ecobank had invested in a robust technology-based model which positioned it to cope with current and future challenges including provision of convenient digital banking services to customers in a seamless manner across 36 countries on the African continent.
Seye Awojobi, said the initiative of the bank to host the event digitally is pacesetting for the industry. He commended the bank for the high premium placed on training and building the competencies of its workforce.
“The CIBN is quite impressed with the importance Ecobank attaches to training of new hires and capacity building of its staff. I have lost count of how many graduation events I attended at the state of the art Ecobank Academy last year. This is certainly the way to grow the bank and the industry to meet up with global standards. I advise the graduands to display high level of integrity. One of the truest test of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. You should be ready to give your best to the bank that hired and trained you and thereby contributing your quota to the growth of the industry.”
Speaking further, the managing director, Ecobank Nigeria, encouraged the graduands to remain ethical and diligent in the delivery of the vision of the bank to become the most preferred financial services payments brand in Nigeria to support the economic development of households and growth of […]