Barely a week after announcing major improvements in its 2017 financial year’s operations, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, today announced the promotion of about 2,000 employees, representing about 17% of the total workforce in the group.
The initiative, according to the management, is in recognition of the remarkable contributions the affected employees have made to the bank’s business growth as highlighted by the impressive performance recorded in its recently released 2017 financial year end results.
A statement issued by the bank on the exercise quoted its Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, as saying in an email to staff that the promotion represents the ‘dividends of hard work’.
Uzoka stated that with the recent proclamation of UBA as the African Bank of 2017 by the Banker Magazine; as well as the ranking as Best of Bank of the Year in Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Senegal and Chad, it was only right to recognise, reward and celebrate the performance of the staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve this.
“I congratulate all for their well-deserved elevation. I also wish to especially thank those colleagues who have not made it on this year’s list. I implore you to keep up your contribution, as your efforts are recognised. There are several other ways that we will continue to reward and recognise your contributions and we intend to use all opportunities to demonstrate this”, the banker stated.
Uzoka, therefore, charged the employees to continue to exemplify the bank’s core values in their endless quest of delivering excellent services to both internal and external customers of the Bank.
The bank’ latest promotion exercise has been commended by human resource analysts who noted that the lender had become synonymous with rewarding excellence.
It would be recalled that about a year ago, the bank promoted 3,000 staff members even as several others were rewarded with cash rewards for exemplary conduct and performance.