The bank's Executive Director, Corporate Banking and Treasury,
According to him, the bank, in conjunction with other stakeholders in the financial literacy steering committee and the
Bakare said the programme was designed to raise awareness in finances among children and youths in primary and post-primary schools, adding that financial literacy constituted an integral part of developing tomorrow's leaders.
"Children can begin to build a culture of saving from an early age" and the essence of this programme is to educate children and help them imbibe knowledge on the use of money within the financial system and also in fulfilment of one of the pillars of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) thrust, geared towards taking education to young Nigerians.
"What we are doing is taking a step forward beyond what other banks has done by taking the programme to society groups and religious groups where we can educate our youths and ensure we improve the level of financial inclusion," he said.
He pointed out that the bank will take the programme to different parts of country, though the event was not for students who are resident in
The bank however, donated bags and writing materials to the student at the camp and introduced a kid product- Future Account, for kids and teenagers, which supports parents and guardians to plan the education of their children, with various benefits.
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