Heritage Bank is set to launch a comic book to drive financial inclusion among children. The launch of the book is one of the highlights of the bank’s Children Banking Month 2016, which is a financial literacy campaign to commemorate the May 27th Children’s Day celebration.
In a personal letter conveying details of the Children Banking Month 2016 of young customers of the Bank, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo explained that May 27 is set aside nationally as Children’s Day and to honour children, the bank declared the entire month of May as Children Banking Month.
“We are dedicating this month to you, our young customer, because of the important position you hold in the destiny of our great nation, Nigeria.
“Our theme for this year’s celebration is “Taking the Early Lead” and aligned with this is our financial literacy campaign geared towards equipping you with the requisite knowledge to make you a remarkable leader in future. This is also in keeping with the bank’s vision of creating, preserving and transferring wealth across generations.
“I personally want to congratulate you on behalf of the management and staff of Heritage Bank ahead of the Children’s Day celebrations on the May 27 and to urge you to stay in school and stay focused on your academics. I also want to let you know that you can be anything you want to be in future if you listen to mummy and daddy and also to your teachers in school. As the buds of today and the stars of tomorrow, we are counting on you to make the difference in our great nation,” he added.
According to Sekibo, throughout this month, officials of the bank would go round a number of schools throughout the country imparting knowledge on elementary finance.