By Bashir Bello
KATSINA—TO discourage keeping money at home, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, is inculcating banking and cashless habits in school children.
An event, which had in attendance students from two schools— Government Day Secondary School, Dutsen Safe and Family Support School— was part of activities marking the Financial Literacy Day in Katsina State.
Speaking during the event, the Director of Public Affairs and Communication, NDIC, Mr. Hadi Birchi, said it deemed it fit for the students to imbibe the banking and cashless habits.
According to him, “a lot of Nigerians such as the pure water seller, sugarcane seller and bricklayers among others, do not keep their money, amounting to trillions, in banks.”
He said the essence of the Financial Literacy Day was to catch the students young in order to disabuse their minds against keeping money at home.
His words: “Financial literacy is to educate and enlighten people about financial management. The take-home message is to catch them young and from the grassroots.”
The Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Halimatu Idris, who was represented by Zonal Coor-dinator, Quality Assurance, Nasir Shinkafi, expressed happiness that financial literacy was part of schools curriculum in the state.