The Skye Bank chief executive officer, Mr Tokunbo Abiru has charged the bank’s newly- hired employees on the need to embrace integrity and professionalism as key ingredients for a successful banking career in the era of openness and internet of things.
Abiru gave this charge while speaking at the graduation ceremony of Skye Graduate Intensive Training (SGIT), which held at the Skye Business School, Ibadan at the weekend.
Addressing the new staff who emerged through the bank’s popular ‘Skye Graduate Intensive Training (SGIT) the Skye Bank group managing director, advised that their professionalism would ultimately impact positively the financial sector.
“In addition to exuding the qualities of the ideal Skye Persona, you must embrace the attitude of openness, demonstrate knowledge of the policies of the bank, respect constituted authorities; as well as treat the customers with utmost regard.
Most importantly, you must set targets and goals for yourselves at all times,” the CEO admonished.
Abiru, who was represented by Dr. Ayo Abina, directorate head, Southern Business, said, the bank places a high premium on staff training and manpower development as a way of building an informed and competent workforce to enable the employees excel in their assigned tasks.
“You have been trained to be professionals and leaders, who will make the difference in any area of the bank you are deployed to. You are undergoing today’s graduation not because we sought to do you a favour, but because you emerged successful from amongst thousands of Nigerians that sat for the same examination,” he emphasized.
The Skye Bank boss advised the newly- inducted employees to continue to seek new knowledge in order to become knowledge- based employees, charging them to commit their time in the bank to problem solving, rather than being willing wailers in the face of challenges.
Earlier, Skye Bank’s head of human capital management, Mr. Taiwo Olupeka, said the 53 graduands were the successful among the over 2,000 candidates who sat for the bank’s recruitment test.