Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has commented Sterling Bank PLC it’s strategic branch expansion policy aimed at taking its quality products and services closer to its customers.
The governor who stared this at the opening of a new branch, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State also challenged financial institutions operating in the state to make their services more liberal for the people of the state to benefit.
The opening of the branch brings the total number of the Bank’s branch to 175. Thus is complemented by 585 ATM points and about 1000 POS.
Governor Dickson, who spoke while commissioning a new branch of the Sterling Bank, Plc in Yenagoa, decried a situation where some banks only show interest in the collection of deposits from their customers without doing anything to better their financial standing.
Describing Bayelsa as Nigeria’s best kept secret, he reiterated his administration’s determination to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
While thanking the management of Sterling Bank for heeding to his earlier call, Governor Dickson urged other financial and private institutions to emulate the bank in building befitting corporate offices to enhance the development of the state.
Expressing confidence in the partnership existing between the state government and the Sterling Bank PLC, he however, asked the bank to work out modalities that would create wealth and employment opportunities for Bayelsans.
Source : Independent