Heritage Bank Educates 11 Schools On Financial Literacy

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Heritage Bank Plc in its efforts to support the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial Literacy Day, which marks the Global Money Week, empowered 5, 544 (pupils and teachers) in 11 secondary schools across the country.

The event is aimed at promoting 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.

CBN directed Heritage Bank to adopt schools in Benue, Adamawa, Jigawa, Plateau, Imo, Bayelsa and Ogun States for Financial Literacy workshop. 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. Whilst, others include savings with a financial institution, the basics of financial education and Heritage Bank savings product for young persons (Bud Account).

The CEO/MD of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo while addressing the participant reaffirmed the importance for young Nigerians to financially and economically equipped for the development of the nation.

Sekibo stated that 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.

He also revealed that Heritage Bank developed the HB Bud Savings Account to help its customers to create wealth for the children and provide them a future of financial independence.

“As a bank committed to creating, preserving and transferring wealth from one generation to the next, we have consistently maintained our position as the leading brand in financial inclusion initiatives by leveraging on CBN’s mandate to impact schools across the geopolitical zones and improve financial inclusion,” he reiterated.

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