The Nation (Nigeria)
Cititrust Academy graduate 29
CITITRUST Holdings Plc has unveiled 29 graduate trainees of its new Cititrust Academy Graduate Management Programme.
Speaking at the graduation in Lagos, the Country Chief Executive, Ikechukwu Peter, stated that the completion of the programme marked the beginning of the Cititrust Academy as a strong pillar of support to fresh graduates when starting a career path.
The programme will provide specialised knowledge, training, and development opportunities to advance into the corporate world. He admonished the graduands to embrace Cititrust’s corporate goal of building a financial institution with our products and services to enrich the customer experience.
The Group Chief Executive, Yemi Adefisan, told the graduands that “they have become an alumnus of a great company. And should aspire to become leaders to dominate the entire Africa and the world at large in the provision of bespoke financial services. Nothing should be impossible”.
He advised the graduands to imbibe team spirit, which has become the hallmark and trait in Cititrust. He informed them that the company is built on the four core values: Empathy, Assurance, Integrity, and Nobility, and as such, operates an open-door policy to its employees across West Africa and Europe, customers and other stakeholders.
The company’s Country Head of Human Capital Management, Mrs Ashetu Banjoko, said the adverts/ notification put out to the public received over 500 applicants across West Africa. She said of the 500 applicants, 150 were invited for the entry test, but that only 29 made it to the intensive training stage.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of a certificates of participation to the graduands and special prizes to the most outstanding among them.
Adeyemi Segun, who emerged as the best student, said: “Despite all the distractions, we were committed to complete the training because we wanted to be Enablers.” He urged his colleagues to be the epitome of integrity and to strive for excellence.
Also, Nofisat Abdulsalam, who emerged as the first runner up and Adejumo Ibrahim as the second runner up said: “Though the training was quite intensive, the facilitators made it exciting and less difficult. We were guided through the culture and values of the company making it an interesting exercise.”