FCMB educates 30 schools in financial literacy week.
Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited has demonstrated its commitment towards the
sustainable education and empowerment of youths by organising an
interactive financial literacy for students in 30 secondary schools in
This is part of the bank’s contributions towards securing the future
of young Nigerians by encouraging the adoption of savings and other
financial management techniques at an early age.
According to the bank, the knowledge would enhance their general
well-being, in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
philosophy of the financial institution.
The sessions, anchored by top officials of FCMB, simultaneously took
place in five secondary schools in six states – Anambra, Kebbi, Cross
River, Ondo, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
This formed part of the Bank’s activities to commemorate the 2017
Global Money Week and Financial Literacy Day celebration, with the
theme, ‘’Learn, Earn and Save’’.
An initiative of the Bankers Committee in collaboration with the
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Financial Literacy programme is
focused on educating the youth, especially students, on the economic
environment and key fundamentals of financial literacy.
In his presentation to students of St. John of God Secondary School,
in Awka, Anambra State, FCMB’s Regional Director,
South-East/South-South, Okey Ezeala, said imbibing financial principles
at an early age will go a long way to help students.
It will help young ones work hard, manage their resources
effectively, and appreciate how money works, and how it can be
channelled to productive ventures.
The Principal of the School, Lady Anthonia Nwaniki, commended the CBN
and FCMB in particular for committing both human and financial
resources to execute the Financial Literacy Day initiative.
Nwaniki, who was represented by the Vice Principal, Administration,
Mrs. Ngozi Ogujiekwe, said: “I can say that this initiative will go a
long way to help students learn and develop the habit of Savings. It is
capable of making them become achievers.”
In 2016, FCMB carried out a similar programme when it adopted and
organised a mentoring session for students of Federal Government Girls
College, Akure in Ondo state.
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