In line with its Active Citizens Programme (ACP), Sterling Bank has directed its employees to register and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) .
In view of this, the bank has announced a work-free day for its employees across the country.
The bank, in a statement, explained that beyond promoting voting rights, its ACP also motivates employees to be productive, responsible, caring and be contributing members of their communities in alignment with its purpose of enriching lives.
In his comments, Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman stated that the bank was 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.
“In addition to obeying the law and tax remittance, we believe that Nigerian businesses can help strengthen her democracy by encouraging their employees to register, get their PVCs and turnout in numbers to vote which on the other hand, empowers us as individuals to shape our future”, he said.