UBA Celebrates Continent’s Rich Cultural Diversity With Africa Day

Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa Plc recently joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s edition of the Africa Day concurrently across all of its subsidiaries in Africa, the United Kingdom, France, United States of America and the United Arab Emirates.

At the event which had as theme: “Education Fit for the 21st Century,” staff members adorned colourful African attire, displaying the cultural diversity of the employees, with dance troupes in various offices across the continent organised by UBA subsidiaries to entertain staff, clients and the public with African drums and cultural dancers as well as choice African fruits and snacks.

A major highlight of the event was the selection of best dressed staff across various categories, representing the diverse African culture with Chisom Augustine, a staff voted by colleagues as the Best Indigenous concept, while Sarah Richter emerged the choice for Best Indigenous Concept (Rest of the World). Temitayo Abayomi won the jury’s choice as best dressed Nigerian staff, among several other winners who emerged across various cadre.

They bank rewarded each of the winners with various cash prizes at a glamorous closing ceremony which was held at its Head office and replicated across other branches and subsidiaries.

UBA’s Group Head, Human Resources, Modupe Akindele, who addressed staff during the closing ceremony at the UBA Head Office in Lagos, commended staff members for their hard-work over the years, and noted that the annual event had become a lifestyle for the bank.

She said, “We at UBA celebrate Africa Day with the rest of Africa. We are Africa, United by one Bank. Today is a day to remind ourselves that we have all it takes in Africa, be it fashion, talent, and creativity. The message is about being African and being proud of our heritage. We want to showcase who we are and what we have.

“For us at UBA, identifying with Africa and indeed Africa Day is synonymous with who we are as a bank. It presents us the opportunity to remind ourselves, the world and indeed Africa that we owe ourselves the duty of making Africa the continent of our dreams,” she added.