By Seun Agboola, Lagos
Popular actress; Funke Akindele is expected to join the management of Sterling Bank on Saturday for the bank’s quarterly national cleaning exercise.
The programme is coming under the “Sterling Environmental Makeover” (STEM) series and the actress is scheduled to lead the Lagos leg of the exercise at Oyingbo Market.
The exercise, which is in partnership with the officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), KPMG and Wecyclers will hold simultaneously in Oyo, Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Ekiti, Kaduna, Abia, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto, Kano, Kwara and Plateau states in collaboration with the relevant regulatory agencies on environmental management.
The Bank’s Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman said the bank came up with the exercise as part of its contribution to the promotion of a healthy environment and in line with her corporate citizenship focus on environmental sustainability. He added that Sterling Bank would continually engage in initiatives that will protect the environment, and indirectly ensure the protection of lives.
The event will also have members of the Bank’s customers and Executive Management, as well as staff of KPMG and Wecyclers and LAWMA officers; all joining in to promote clean environment and good health among Nigerians.
“What we are doing this weekend in Lagos and 13 other states in the country is all about making impact that positively alters our environment for good. We want to keep on doing the small things while we plan the big audacious ones.
Each time you join the street sweepers to clean the street, you are part of an unstoppable force to make our world a better place and that is what we want to achieve with this exercise” Mr. Abubakar Suleima added.
Funke Akindele; popularly known as ‘Jenifa’ expressed her excitement and called out to the public to join her on Saturday. “My peoples, hous you? I wee be hat STEM o, cleanings the plaze. Came and join me o!