- Unity Bank CEO Tasks Youths on Social Media
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Tomi Somefun, has advised students to exercise caution in the use of social media.
Somefun warned that excessive exposure to social media tools or platforms could impact negatively on the youths’ lifestyle.
She added that such addiction could derail their future.
She spoke when some students of Holy Child College, Ikoyi, Lagos, visited the lender’s head office in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day.
She said, “The Internet is a good resource for academic work as well as for sharing of information in a cost-effective manner and there is no doubt about the value it has brought to the society.
“However, there is a need for caution as excessive exposure/use of the Internet and other social media tools could adversely affect children in their formative years.”
The Unity Bank CEO, who is an alumnus of the Holy Child College, hosted the students as the climax of a week-long activities organised by the lender for the Children’s Day celebration.
Students from schools across the country had visited the various branches of Unity Bank during the week.
As a way of stimulating the youngsters to pursue their academic career, Somefun narrated her tortuous road to the top, charging the students to remain focused and work hard to achieve their dreams.
“You can be anything you want to be. No dream is too big, keep your focus and never allow anything to distract you,” she advised.
She informed the students of the core values of the bank such as teamwork, honesty, integrity, excellence, dependability, empathy and passion, adding that the values were the philosophies that guided the business in fulfilling its obligation to stakeholders.