Stanbic IBTC Restates Commitment To Youth Empowerment
By Toyosi Olajide
The Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings plc, Demola Sogunle has restated the commitment of the financial institution to the empowerment of youth in Nigeria, stating that the place of youth in economic development can’t be overemphasized.
He made this known at the fifth Youth Leadership Series (YLS) in Lagos with the theme ‘Becoming’. The event had two sessions entitled: ‘Building achievement through consistency and perseverance, and ‘Life planning in an unconventional career’.
Commenting on the event, Shogunle said: “At Stanbic, we recognize the youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and we are conversant with their needs. We thus created this platform to sensitize youths to imbibe a solution-oriented mindset. Not only to position them to think outside the box but also help them proffered solutions that will enhance the economy.
“As an organization that leveraged new digital technologies to ensure seamless banking, we introduced our AI robot called Pepper to participants. The robot displayed at the event further reiterated our innovation and readiness to serve our customers and clients.”
Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc’s Chief Executive, Wole Adeniyi said: “Stanbic IBTC has remained committed to encouraging entrepreneurial skills among youths. Panelists spoke on the benefits of building achievement through consistency, resilience, and perseverance to achieve individual, corporate and national goals. We are delighted to have hosted the fifth edition of the YLS.”
The event also featured experts such as co-founder/Chief Operations Officer, Piggy Vest, Odunayo Eweniyi; CEO, 3Line Technologies, Femi Omogbenigun; and founder, Joy Incorporated, Chude Jideonwo.