First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to drive financial literacy among the youth and unbanked segment of the economy.
Speaking at the CBN Financial Literacy Day event in Ado-Ekiti recently, the Executive Director, Lagos and West for FirstBank, Gbenga Shobo, said the Bank was firmly committed to the achievement of financial inclusion in Nigeria and would continue to work towards this aspiration by extending banking services to under-banked businesses, communities and individuals across the country with our extensive network of over 850 branches.
“Beyond this, we recognise that Financial Literacy is a key enabler in our quest for Financial Inclusion and that we must begin by ensuring that our children are properly empowered with a sound financial education.
“FirstBank would continue to assist the Nigerian child and young adult to build a prosperous future by extending financial education and services to them early in life”, he said.
As part of the CBN’s ‘Adopt-a-School’ program of the financial literacy day, Shobo took over 200 students of Tinuola International School, Ado Ekiti through the basic concepts of making money, savings and investments while letting them know that their capacity to make informed decisions will make them better adults in the future.
Also speaking at the event, the Principal of Tinuola International School, Ado Ekiti, Mr Kehinde Alao thanked FirstBank for choosing the school to celebrate the financial literacy day event. He said that the school readily accepted to host the programme because of the strong belief that the financial literacy education would turn the students into good financial managers.
SOURCE: Vanguard (Nigeria)
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