Look Beyond Wage Agitations, GMD Tells Workers


The Group Managing Director, Wema Bank Plc, Mr Segun Oluketuji has advised workers to look beyond wage agitations and further present themselves as agents of change.
Oluketuji, while speaking at the National Delegates Conference of National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), Wema Bank chapter in Lagos, said the new management is committed to building a bank that would rank among the best in the Nigeria and beyond.
He said that workers’ commitment became necessary to achieve these goals.
He said: “I want you to see yourselves as agents of change. Everyone should be involved in building Wema Bank. There is strong need to collaborate and partner together. Don’t be anti-establishment but rather see the bank as an institution that must be protected. You should not just be fighting for wages but see yourselves as stakeholders in the organisation”.
The Wema Bank’s boss used the occasion to allay fears on possible mass retrenchment, stating that the management recognises the importance of human capital to the development of any organization, adding that his immediate plan is to embark on manpower development towards maximum delivery.
He said that arrangements had been concluded to establish well equipped training schools where the workers would be trained on skills, culture and the new orientation of the bank, adding that only workers that cannot fit into the new culture of the bank would have cause to panic.
He used the opportunity to explain to the workers the new Wema Bank he is set to build, soliciting for their collaboration and support at all times.