By Nkiruka Nnorom
The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has indicated its readiness to take its financial literacy awareness campaign to schools across the country in commemoration of this year’s World Savings Day.
The World Savings Day is observed annually across the globe on every October 31 to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank.
SEC, through a Technical Committee on Financial Literacy Week, comprising representatives of regulatory bodies, capital market operators and the media, will be doing this in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the entire financial sector.
A statement said this year’s event will hold in Kano on October 31; Port Harcourt, November 2, and Abeokuta on November 4.
The Chairperson of the Technical Committee, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Sanni, said plans were being concluded to hold special programmes across the geo-political zones of the country, to coincide with the World Savings Day.
She added that it will begin with multiple fora in Kano (Kano State), for the Northern zone; Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Southern zone, and Abeokuta (Ogun State), for Western Nigeria.
According to her, “the literacy drive and awareness campaign will be extended to other locations as we move on. However, we are beginning with these three locations and this would commence from October 31 to November 4.”