The first noninterest bank in Nigeria, Jaiz Bank Plc, is about to launch an all-women wing whose whole operations would be managed by women. Dr. Sirajo Salisu, the bank’s managing director, made this statement to the workers at the bank’s head office in Abuja on the occasion of the annual International Women Day (IWD).
He said that going forward, the International Women’s Day celebration at Jaiz Bank would henceforth be benchmarked by honouring the performance of the female staff in the bank, while urging them to emulate women that have excelled in their various life endeavours around the world. Dr. Sirajo further guaranteed in line with Jaiz Bank principle of equity and fairness , female staff would continue to be accorded utmost respect, support and a platform to achieve their career objectives. The MD emphasized that ladies should be proud of their gender and resist any form of abuse, intimidation and harassment, insisting that, as a gender sensitive bank, Jaiz would always strive to protect the rights of women.
However, he stated that no religion condones assault on women and called on male colleagues to motivate their female counterparts towards achieving their tasks at all times. The female child was one of the most precious, fragile and special gifts to humanity from Allah, according to the MD, who also claimed that women play significant role in family, environmental and societal well-being. Women had turned out to be the most humane, brilliant, and intelligent colleagues while building his career and in school, he recalled.