First Bank of Nigeria Limited has graduated 12 candidates in its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP), to enhance their leadership and strategic business skills for sustainable growth in the banking sector, group head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank, Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney, disclosed, yesterday, in Lagos,.
The graduation was the third edition. SMDP is First Bank’s intensive modular programme for a group of selected senior to principal managers who are proven leaders in their respective functions, and have been identified as central to the bank’s succession plan.
Ani-Mumuney said that prior to the 2020 edition of the programme, 40 exemplary staff had successfully participated in the SMDP, which was conceived in 2017.
Dr Adesola Adeduntan, First Bank’s chief executive officer (CEO), said that the programme was part of the bank’s efforts to continuously integrate leadership into its culture, growth and expansion drive, across Africa.