"We operate an open door policy which creates an enabling and work friendly environment for our staff. With the spirit of team work, 'can do' attitude, we have also been able to surpass the phrase 'the sky is just the beginning not the limit'. In Diamond Bank, there is a place for everyone, we are a versatile financial institution with the best equipped and skilled hands and have been able to exceed expectations in our ever challenging and dynamic economy.”
|Alex Otti- Diamond Bank CEO|
“Zenith is an organization for everyone. Staff comes from varied educational and cultural backgrounds bringing with them a wealth of experience and this encourages a continuous social learning from mixing and inter-cultural interaction.
We search for and employ fresh and innovative individuals whose qualities align with the Bank's core values of excellence”.
|Godwin Emefiele- Zenith Bank CEO|
I got the above from Diamond and Zenith Banks’ websites, which in summary are the ideals upon which these banks recruit Nigerians from diverse cultures so I found it bemusing when someone made the below statements on social media, and I’m wondering, who is telling the truth here?
Adeyinka Grandson wrote;
“Here in England, when it comes to job opportunities, you hear English people say: "English jobs for English people". In fact, it is a national policy that 90% of all jobs created in England be reserved first for English people.
But in Nigeria, there's a critical mass of Yoruba people doing practically nothing within Yorubaland while the Igbos, who are immigrants and often time refugees, living on Yoruba's wealth and resources take up Yoruba jobs in Yorubaland unfairly.
Take Zenith Bank for instance. A branch of Zenith Bank in Enugu employed 100% Igbo staff members. The same bank branch in Lagos has equal numbers of Yoruba and Igbo as staff members. Yoruba case is even worse off in banks like Diamond. This bank employed 100% Igbo staff members in all its branches in Igboland and also employed 80% of Igbo as staffs in all its branches in Yorubaland.
Gullible Yoruba youth would come on social media and make jaundice statement that Yoruba people are the most educated in Nigeria. If we are, how come the Igbos are denigrating our homeland? How come all the banks staffs in Igboland are Igbos but in Yorubaland shared equal jobs opportunities with us?
Even our political leaders are so disgruntled with the claim we are the most educated. If we are really, how come the Hausa/Fulani people want us to occupy the position of the APC chair while they take up the APC presidential candidate ticket?
I have pointed out here in time past that Igbo are the highest armed robbers in Yorubaland. They committed 99.9% of all kidnapping cases. Everyone is familiar with the fact that all adulterated drugs sold in Yorubaland are through the Igbos. Now I have pointed out the unfair nature of employment.
Wake up from your gullibility. There is nothing like one Nigeria. Help protect the interest of the Yorubaland.”
Could Adeyinka’s facts be right or did he get it all wrong considering he’s not even in the country? Are these banks sorely managed by Igbos? Are they objective in their selection processes? How many yorubas are even willing to be deployed to the east if need be? Is this a clear case of misdirected tribal sentiments?