By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Lagos State government’s environmental sanitation efforts recently received a huge boost when the new intakes of Keystone Bank Limited donated some kits to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
The new employees, who recently graduated from the bank’s training school, The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, gave the agency 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms.
This is aimed to boost the morale of the personnel, who work hard to keep the city very clean and it was part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive.
“Keystone Bank is committed to sustainability and therefore has made it a point of duty for our trainees (newly hired fresh graduates) to buy into this concept from the elementary stage of their banking career.
“Each set of banking school trainees are made to carry out a specific CSR project, which they must fund to enable them to learn the act of giving back to the society,” the Head of Learning Academy at Keystone Bank, Mr Bimbo Alabi, was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the financial institution.
He added that Keystone Bank was keenly aware that the burden of keeping the environment clean cannot be left to the state government alone, hence the intervention by the bank.
“At Keystone Bank, we are always willing to partner with organisations that are committed to keeping the environment clean, especially in the communities where we operate.
“We cannot live a healthy life, conduct business, and create wealth amidst a sick environment,” Mr Alabi noted.
While receiving the uniforms from the Keystone Bank trainees, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, commended the lender for being alive to its CSR in partnering with the state government to keep the environment clean.
Mr Odumboni further called on other corporate bodies to emulate the gesture of Keystone Bank for the benefit of the larger society.
The Keystone Bank Learning Academy is a full-fledged certified and accredited learning and development centre, responsible for the continuous building of skills and the expansion of the knowledge base of new and existing workers of the bank.