Sterling Bank Plc has unveiled the first recycled artwork installation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The artwork, named    ‘Soiled Soil’, and located at Station Road Roundabout in the Town Area of Port Harcourt was created with used tin tomatoes cover, disposable nylon and used sack bags. It was one of the four winning entries from the RecyclArt Competition initiated by Sterling Bank to inspire a new generation of Nigerian artists and art genre. A part of the Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM) programme, the initiative plays a significant part in the fulfilment of the bank’s brand purpose of enriching lives. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State commended the Sterling Bank for its commitment to the promotion of sustainable environment practices in the state, urging other banks and corporate organizations doing business in Rivers State to emulate the bank. The governor, who was represented by Prof. Roseline Koinya, Commissioner for Environment, said the artwork installed in a beautified roundabout constructed by Sterling Bank, has showed that waste can be put into meaningful use. Also speaking at the event, Mr. Emmanuel Emefienem, an Executive Director at Sterling Bank, explained that the bank is committed to promoting good sanitation, hygiene and environmental sustainability across Nigeria through the STEM programme.