The management of Sterling Bank are determined to avoid this possibility at all costs. Hence they appointed Abubakar Suleiman as the new bride to occupy the fantasies of the customer base.
Come April 1, 2018, Abubakar Suleiman will take over the mantle of Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank, succeeding its founding CEO Yemi Adeola who will go into retirement.
There is indication of a planned party from family, friends and well-wishers to honor Suleiman for the new feat.
Predictably, the announcement of Abubakar’s imminent ascension has already triggered a mad rush to enter the good books of the incoming CEO.
Friends, contractors and hangers-on have started lobbying and making deals to guarantee they are favoured by the new regime.
Junior and senior staff of Sterling Bank are not left out of the jostling as everyone tries to position themselves as allies.
The story is the same on social media. Ever since the news broke out, Abubakar, who was the bank’s Executive Director, Finance & Strategy before his appointment, has been inundated with congratulatory messages splashed on social media and his close associates are planning to host the latest MD in town .
Even those who knew him before his elevation have been engaged in an endless round of chest-thumping at being associated with the new most powerful man atop one of the country’s premier banks.