Sterling Bank declares day-off for civic duties
The decision, according to the bank, was in line with its Active Citizens Programme (ACP) scheme, encouraging employees to use to register and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards.
Beyond promoting voting rights, the bank’s ACP also motivates employees to be productive, responsible, caring and be contributing members of their respective communities in alignment with the lender’s purpose of enriching lives.
The Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, noted that the institution is passionate about promoting active citizenship among employees as a business of wholly Nigerian origin, which makes it important to place national interests above individual preferences.
“We believe that when more citizens are active and perform their duties to the nation, the country becomes a better place for all.
“These duties include abiding by the law, tax remittance and more importantly participating in the electoral process to strengthen our democracy.”