By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) Limited, Ms. Miriam Olusanya, described the You read corporate initiative as a platform designed to nurture talent and reward creative enterprise.
She said this during a book reading event organized by the lender on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Herbert Macauley Library, Yaba, aimed at championing lifelong learning and promoting a culture of reading across Africa. as part of its CSR policy.
During the interactive program, the author of Almost all the men in Lagos are mad, Ms. Damilare Kuku, recited different parts of the book and explained its influences.
She also offered color to her characters which fueled the curiosity of the public and aroused many reactions. Participants were allowed to join the discussion and some shared their personal experiences.
Almost all the men in Lagos are crazy is a fiction that chronicles the experiences of diverse women as they navigate the world of friendships, dating and marriage in Africa’s most populous metropolis.
Each of the 12 stories uses brilliant characterization and witty dialogue to deliver relevant content and evoke familiar emotions.
“Reading is a rewarding lifelong practice that has a tremendous impact on quality of life – from character building and thought formation to guiding ambition.
“With GTBank You read initiative, we provide a platform that nurtures talent and rewards creative endeavors while fostering social engagement, especially among young people in society,” said GTBank MD.
“We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our reach and impact with this initiative as it demonstrates our unwavering commitment to creating better outcomes for the people and communities where we operate through education,” he said. she adds.
Last Sunday’s event was hosted by radio personality and broadcast journalist Judith Atibi, and featured a poetry number by budding spoken word artist Kolade Pelumi.
The Herbert Macauley Library was refurbished and outfitted by GTBank in 2017. The project, which was executed in partnership with the Lagos State Government, included internal and external remodeling of the physical structure, refitting of furniture, l installation of computers and Internet facilities to start an e-library, as well as the provision of new books.
GTBank is the flagship subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO) Plc, a leading financial services company providing banking and non-banking services in 11 countries spanning West Africa, East Africa and the United Kingdom.
The group operates a diverse, proudly African franchise. It is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement, particularly through its consumer-focused non-profit trade shows and capacity building initiatives for small businesses and individuals. . He endeared the brand to millions across Africa and beyond.