As part of efforts to support the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial Literacy Day, which marks the Global Money Week, Heritage Bank Plc empowered 5,544 pupils and teachers in 11 secondary schools across the country.
The CBN’s Financial Literacy Day is a globally-celebrated event to promote savings, drive financial inclusion, invariably gain a higher standard of life and secure the economy, which is the root of the bank’s financial literacy programmes.
For the fifth year running, Heritage Bank said it had successfully commemorated the CBN Financial Literacy Day.
This year, CBN directed Heritage Bank to adopt schools in Benue, Adamawa, Jigawa, Plateau, Imo, Bayelsa and Ogun States for financial literacy workshop and the day afforded 5, 544 participants (teachers and students) with financial education.
The workshop was premised on the Global Money Week theme: #MoneyMattersMatter.
Students and teachers were taught several concepts including; the role and management of money, needs and wants, benefit of budgeting, spending and savings.
The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo reiterated the importance for young Nigerians to be financially and economically equipped for the development of the nation.
According to him, Nigerian youths and those around the world need to be fortified economically via financial literacy knowledge acquisition, which will foster the importance of understanding savings culture and entrepreneurship.