FCMB educates 30 schools in financial literacy week First City 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 Nigeria.
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.