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Published On: Sun, Mar 2nd, 2014

FirstBank empowers youth on financial literacy

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first-bank logoFrom Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos

Ahead of this year’s Financial Literacy Day, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s largest lender through its ‘Future First Initiative’ kicked off a Financial Literacy Programme as part of its strategic intervention towards youth empowerment.

The Financial Literacy Programme which is in partnership with Junior Achievement of Nigeria (JAN) would run for 13weeks across various secondary schools in the Lagos metropolis.

The programme was designed to provide an experiential supplement to the business education of high school students in Nigeria and empower students with financial knowledge through training on running a business and learning of basic money skills to promote a savings culture and building a crop of future financial managers.

According to the Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, “there is no denying that the future is our most present priority. It is on this premise and coupled with our passion to see a more financially independent generation that we have designed the Financial Literacy programme because we believe that young people, who are the beneficiaries of this project, are indeed critical for economic growth and therefore represent the future of the nation, as well as the future of the Bank.”

 

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