On a daily basis, we turn to artisans, technicians, artists and other workers in various vocations to make our lives easier through the application of their skills. In recognition of their value and importance to society, Sterling Bank officially partnered with iCreate Africa to bring the most skilled people in various vocations from carpentry to plumbing, electrical installation, barbing,
shoemaking, makeup, fashion, auto mechanics, graphics design, tiling, robotics and fashion together in Lagos, Nigeria for a skills competition like no other.
Dubbed the ‘’Olympics of Skills’’, the event held at the Landmark Event Centre from the 4th to the 5th of December, 2019, with participants putting their skills to the test in an expansive workspace under the supervision of experts and judges. The audience was entertained with music, games, drinks and complimentary gifts at the Sterling Square; a specially designed area to relax, make product enquiries and have fun courtesy of the Bank.
Commending the effort and dedication put into the event, Sterling Bank MD, Abubakar Suleiman, reaffirmed the Bank’s support for skill acquisition as a pivotal tool for economic development. In the same vein, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in delivering his keynote address noted that all forms of education must be encouraged to allow youths discover themselves and encourage creativity.
After a very intense competition and showcase of finished products, the following contestants won first place in their categories: Abdul Rasheed Kelvin (Barbing), Audu Precious (Graphics), Chima Solomon (Plumbing), Christopher Olaniyi (Tiling), Emmanuel Abanobi (Make up), Ibraheem Ridwan (Carpentry), Ifedayo Emmanuel Bello (Cooking), Leonard Manzo (Automobile), Lot Madaki (Leather Work), Miracle Olasoyin (Robotics), Mojisola Akin Ademola(Fashion Designing),Oluwasegun Akanbi (Electrical), Toheeb Ogunbiyi Website),
Oluwaseun Akilo (Art)
Abdul Rasheed Kelvin (Barbing)
Chima Solomon (Plumbing)
Christopher Olaniyi (Tiling)
Emmanuel Abanobi (Make up)
Ibraheem Ridwan (Carpentry)
Ifedayo Emmanuel Bello (Cooking)
Leonard Manzo (Automobile)
Lot Madaki (Leather Work)
Miracle Olasoyin (Robotics)
Mojisola Akin Ademola (Fashion Designing)
Oluwasegun Akanbi (Electrical)
Toheeb Ogunbiyi (Website)
Oluwaseun Akilo (Art)
With the quality of exciting products and projects put on display at the iCreate Skills Fest 2019, there is no doubt that Nigeria is ready to take its place globally as a provider of a vibrant workforce across various vocations. This is in line with Sterling’s commitment to support skill acquisition and development.
If you missed the iCreate Skills Fest, you can catch the entire experience on Sterling Bank’s social media pages on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter.
Affairsofnaija Reports (AON)