Ecobank Nigeria graduates 53 management trainees
Nigeria’s Ecobank on Friday it has graduated another set of its trainees from its state of the art academy at a virtual ceremony and that the graduates will be automatically absolved into its workforce.
In a statement, the bank said the second batch of the Management Trainees comprises 53 graduates who were trained for 21 months.
The bank had in May this year organised a virtual graduation ceremony for 57 graduate trainees, the first of its kind by any bank in the country.
Patrick Akinwuntan, the bank’s managing director said Ecobank’s deliberate policy to train and equip its workforce is in line with its transformation drive to make the bank the most preferred financial institution in the country.
He noted that it is also targeted to better serve its customers in a convenient and accessible manner particularly as the nation rebounds from the COVID-19 lockdown.
Akinwuntan said Ecobank has also invested in a robust technology-based model that positions the bank to cope with current and future challenges including the provision of convenient digital banking services to customers in a seamless manner across 33 countries on the African continent.
“Our Mobile Banking app is unique as it’s a single App for the entire continent and our USSD *326# is very convenient.
“We have Ecobank Online for individuals; Ecobank Omniplus and EcobankOmnilite for corporate and SME clients respectively. Our Agency banking Ecobank Xpresspoints brings banking to every neighbourhood. You can open an account in minutes on our Mobile platform while our POSs and ATMs are everywhere in the country,” Akinwuntan said.
He charged 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 trade, manufacturing and commerce in Nigeria and Africa.
“Your professional journey in this bank begins today. What you become in future in this bank depends on the goals you have set for your self. You now represent the Ecobank brand which is why you must be conscious of your actions and activities both at work and anywhere you find yourself.
“Let me also advise you that since you are privileged to work in this pan African and a multilingual financial institution, endeavour to learn at least another language. You also need to be digitally sound to fit into the emerging global banking environment,” the bank chief executive said.