UBA rewards staff who returns $10, 000 to customer

*Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar; Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; UBA CEO awardee, Mr. Ibrahim Ogbonagbo; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Governor of Adamawa State, Bindow Jibrilla; Directors, UBA Plc, Mrs. Onari Duke and Alhaji Ja’afaru Paki, during the presentation of UBA CEO Awards for Excellence to Mr. Ogbonagbo, a UBA security guard who returned a lost and found $10,000 belonging to a customer at UBA’s 2017 CEO Awards ceremony held in Lagos recently

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has honoured one of its staff, Ibrahim Ogbanagbo, who found $10,000 cash belonging to a customer and returned it to the customer.

Ogbanagbo, who serves a security staff at the bank’s Oba Akran branch in Lagos, was given the Excellence Award for his display of honesty and integrity.

At the event held at the Eko Hotel Expo Centre, Lagos and attended by customers, captains of industry, dignitaries from politics and diplomacy, staff and Board members from its 19 African country networks, gathered to witness the event.

Ogbanagbo was not only recognized and awarded the 2017 CEO Excellence Award, but also got cash reward from the governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Bindo Jibralla who pledged the sum of $5,000.

Besides, the governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar made a personal commitment of $10,000 while the deputy senate president, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu pledged N5, 000,000 on behalf of the senate.

Speaking at the event, the group chairman of UBA, Mr. Tony Elumelu who congratulated Ogbonagbo said the staff “exemplifies someone who is committed to the hallmarks of excellence in the execution of his duties.”

“This is an example to us all, how anyone, no matter their position in our Group can distinguish themselves and set an example. Today, we stand here to celebrate a junior UBA staff member, who returned money that was misplaced and who through this action, gained much more than he could ever have imagined. As a leading pan-African bank, this is what we stand for and we commend Ibrahim Ogbonagbo for living the principle of integrity,” he said.

The annual event was first established in 2008 to celebrate outstanding performance within the UBA Pan-African family, showcasing excellence, significant innovation and service in key areas of the group’s business.

UBA’s industry-leading recent promotion of 3000 staff members illustrated the bank’s appreciation of their contributions and their service delivery to customers.

Over 10 Awards were given. Of each award category, the group managing director Mr. Kennedy Uzoka said: “We recognise and appreciate that there are so many staff members who have demonstrated aspects of each of our core values, but we have had to single out the very best.

“We celebrate our Lions and Lionesses who used their ingenuity and creativity, as well as their industry experience and passion, to work tirelessly to deliver excellent service to our customers and to continue to achieve exceptional results within the group.

There were winners who had excelled in innovation and execution across Africa. There were also those who were rewarded for their entrepreneurial abilities.

The bank’s chief executive officer in Ghana, Mrs. Abiola Bawuah was chosen in the special award category of “Business Leader’ who defied all odds and opened up new opportunities for the bank.

Artistes who attended the event were Dare Art-Alade who opened the show with a rendition of the National Anthem, Adekunle Gold, Dr. Sid, Flavor N’abania, P-Square, Awilo Longomba from the Congo and King Sunny Ade.



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