Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has opened its new training complex and named it after its late co-founder Tayo Aderinokun who died 10 years ago.
The complex was commissioned on Thursday and will be known as Tayo’s Plaza.
Mr Aderinokun was one of Africa’s most influential and renowned bankers. Born in 1955, his passion for excellence, entrepreneurial acumen and dedication to service led to his co-founding of GTBank in 1990. He became the managing director of the bank in August 2002, leading it to the enviable position of one of Nigeria’s best managed financial institutions until his passing on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Situated in the tranquil city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Tayo’s Plaza houses an eight-storey training complex that includes 105 ensuite residential rooms, half a dozen lecture halls, two fully equipped libraries, an amphitheatre and a banking hall with 24 teller terminals amongst other facilities. All entrants to the bank will now pass through Tayo’s Plaza, where they will undergo an intensive screening and extensive onboarding programme on delivering the best customer experience in financial services.
Commenting on the opening of Tayo’s Plaza, the managing director and chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje, said, “Through our new training complex, we will continue to nurture and empower young people to think critically and break new grounds in excellence.”