living among its employees, Stanbic IBTC, a member of the Standard Bank
Group, recently held the 2019 edition of the Stanbic IBTC Employee
Health and Wellness week. The Health and Wellness Week marked the
culmination of activities of Stanbic IBTC’s annual Health Week
programme, designed to educate and enlighten the company’s employees and
the public on issues concerning healthy living and wellness.
The 2019 Health and Wellness Week was held across the cities of Lagos,
Ibadan, Port Harcourt and IIorin on Saturday, 10 August 2019.
Speaking at this year’s edition which was themed: “Healthy Mind, Healthy
Body – Reloaded”, Yinka Sanni, Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC
Holdings PLC, encouraged the company’s employees to pay more attention
to their mental health, to be more mindful about their lifestyle and to
inculcate healthy habits.
Giving tips on how to maintain a good state of mental health, the
Stanbic Group CEO stressed the need to constantly challenge oneself and
reach out to people for support.
He said: “You should challenge yourself to do more, learn new skills,
look out for innovative and creative ways of doing things and also learn
to manage pressure and extend a helping hand to others. There is always
somebody that can do with a helping hand around you if you are
Sanni further advocated the need to take breaks to refresh while also
pursuing excellence. “We should take time out to refresh. Be sure to
take a 10 day break this year. We should also learn to practice
excellence and bring out our very best. I also counsel that we should
live in the present”, he added.
In her welcome address, Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital,
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, noted that the company fervently pursues a
policy of promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst its staff members. She
stated that the Health Fair was instituted in order to make staff
members of the company become more conscious of adopting healthier
She said: “This Health Fair is particularly very important to us because
the health and wellness of our staff has a direct correlation with our
vision, mission and our existence as an organisation.
Amobi spoke on why the company chose to retain last year’s theme, which
was also “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”: “During deliberations, we
concluded that the importance of having a healthy mind and healthy body
cannot be overemphasized. Having a sound mind and body is indeed
important. As such it is very important that we have a healthy balance
between achieving what is critical to us while also taking very good
care of our bodies in the process.”
The Health Fair brought together all employees of the Stanbic IBTC
subsidiaries under a carnival-like atmosphere. It featured exciting
competitions and games for both adults and children, and winners were
awarded prizes. The event kicked off with a Health Walk and aerobic
exercises. Provision was also made for Stanbic IBTC employees to undergo
various medical related screenings.