Former director-general of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Treasurer and Vice President of World Bank, Arumah Oteh is billed to speak at the second anniversary of the launch of FirstGem, the FirstBank lifestyle product designed specifically for women to promote female independence and entrepreneurship.
Themed “Building Sustainable Wealth” the conference is expected to have in attendance Dr. Doyin Salami, CEO, Kainos Edge Consulting Limited; Aruma Oteh, Treasurer and Vice President of World Bank; Nimi Akinkugbe, CEO Bestman Games and author of A – Z of Personal Finance and Arese Ugwu, author of The Smart Money Woman, amongst others who will be speaking a the plenary session.
Since the launch of FirstGem in October 2016, a series of female empowerment initiatives, trainings and seminars have been organized across the country and in the UK to harness and financially mobilize the growing percentage of women in the country whilst empowering them through the nuggets of financial independence.
These empowerment sessions include; Oyo State Women Empowerment Programme; Southern States Governors Wives’ Forum; Benue State Women Empowerment Program; Mentoring Women to Posterity held at Enugu, Enugu State; OAU International Law Students Women Conference and the FirstGem in the UK. The Bank has also supported over 8,000 women with finance to grow their businesses.
According to the Bank’s Group Head, Products and Marketing Support, Mr. Abiodun Famuyiwa, ’at FirstBank, we recognise that promoting female entrepreneurship and independence is key to economic development and building the economic viability of every home in the country.
FirstGem is a deliberate strategy by the Bank to drive financial inclusion and all-round development of women through gender-advancement programs wrapped around savings culture, Financial Literacy, Loan Management and building Investment portfolio.”