Heritage Bank Plc has empowered 5, 544 (pupils and teachers) in 11 secondary schools across the country as part of efforts to support the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial Literacy Day.
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 crux of the Bank’s financial literacy programs.
According to a statement by the bank, for the fifth year running, Heritage Bank has successfully commemorated the CBN Financial Literacy Day.
The bank said, this year, CBN directed it 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.
It states that 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. Whilst, others include savings with a financial institution, the basics of financial education and Heritage Bank savings product for young persons (Bud Account).
Addressing some of the participants, the CEO/MD of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo reiterated the importance for young Nigerians to financially and economically equip for the development of the nation.