Unity Bank Plc has facilitated financial literacy training in 31 schools across Nigeria as part of the lender’s activities marking Global Money Week in 2023.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Unity Bank Plc, Tomi Somefun, took part in the program by facilitating training on financial literacy at Kabayi Secondary School, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, on Thursday, March 23.
Represented by the Group Head, Customer Engagement, Unity Bank Plc, Titilayo Abraham, the participants gained useful insights on wealth creation, in which money, saving, investing, and entrepreneurship remain the common denominators.
Stressing the need to enhance financial education and financial inclusion, Somefun’s interaction with the students was aimed at inculcating basic principles for financial management. Students who stood out in the course of the training were rewarded.
Global Money Week is a Child and Youth Financial International initiative observed annually in over 178 countries between March 22 and 28 by corporate organisations globally. Financial institutions leverage Global Money Week with several events and activities to inspire children and youth to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and becoming entrepreneurs.
In Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Banker’s Committee, in collaboration with Junior Achievement Nigeria, coordinates the activities for Global Money Week, which sees the participation of financial institutions with nationwide coverage.