Citibank Nigeria Limited joined the rest of the world to commemorate the annual Global Money Week. The event which held at Aunty Ayo Girls’ Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Lagos featured a fully interactive session on financial literacy, titled “Growing Your Money”.
The program focused on educating Nigeria’s youth about the economic environment whilst impressing upon them the importance of saving, entrepreneurship and financial value creation.
The event was organised in partnership with Junior Achievements of Nigeria (JAN), a financial education non-governmental organisation. Executive Director and Head of Global Subsidiaries Group, Citibank Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Nneka Enwereji was at the event to deliver a lecture on financial education.
While speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Enwereji encouraged the students to be accountable for their financial health by prioritising their needs over their wants. She also stressed the necessity for the students to be financially aware and empowered to save and make monetary decisions. Also present at the occasion was Junior Achievement’s Program Officer, Ms. Efe Adefulu who further reiterated to the students on the importance of saving.
Addressing the girls, Adefulu expounded on the significance of financial literacy to the fiscal independence and economic sustainability of Nigeria. Global Money week is a yearly celebration which is commemorated across the world in honour of empowering the youth to be involved in reshaping their finances and their futures. Financial Literacy day serves as a time to focus on Nigeria’s youth in primary and secondary schools nationwide, equipping them through the enhancement of their financial knowledge and planning skills to create their own livelihoods.
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