Foremost financial services provider, Royal Exchange Plc has announced its partenrship with a non-governmental organisation, Foundation for Youth Education, towards a leadership training conference for secondary school prefects in Lagos State.
The conference, which held on the 5th of November, 2014 at the College Hall, Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos brought together over 800 secondary school prefects from 40 schools across Lagos State.
Speaking to journalists on his company’s decision to partner with the NGO, the Group Managing Director of Royal Exchange Plc, Mr. Chike Mokwunye, disclosed that the company is motivated by an abiding sense of duty and patriotism to contribute to nurturing the Nigerian youth to be productive and responsible citizens.
“The students attending the conference are already in positions of authority in their respective schools, and we want a situation where they continue to be seen as examples for others to follow. At the end of the training, we expect the Prefects to be role models, ready to lead, direct and positively influence others around them,”, Mr. Mokwunye added.
Speaking further, he added, “The Royal Exchange brand is well known for its empathy and high sense of patriotism. This partnership reflects our belief in the potential of the Nigerian spirit and the ability of the Nigerian youth to soar and excel in their chosen field when given the opportunity”.
The Co-ordinator of the Foundation for Youth Education, Mr Patrick Ajogwu said the NGO was founded with the aim of instilling academic excellence, promoting qualitative education and leadership attitude development.
Mr. Ajogwu said the aim of the conference, which is in its fourth edition, is to enable students start early by developing the necessary leadership skills. It also assists the students counselling and giving them direction as they begin the make their career decisions.