Ecobank Takes Financial Literacy to Students

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By Nume Ekeghe  

Ecobank Nigeria has revealed that its senior staff embarked on tutoring students in various secondary schools across the country on various ways of savings to mark the 2017 World Savings Day recently. 

According to a statement, at Government Girls Unity College, Damaturu, Yobe State, the bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Charles Kie who spokeon the theme: “Our future starts with savings,” emphasised the need for students and youths to imbibe savings culture, stating that it would enhance their financial independence and empowerment in life. 

Kie, who was represented by Area Manager, North East, Umar Bako, was said to have mentored the students on how to manage their resources effectively; benefits of saving for the future and various financial techniques, adding that it was part of the bank’s contribution to safeguarding the future of the younger generation.

According to him, “Savings is very important for you. It does not only help you to be financially independent but also secures your future. You can save to pay your school fees and even pay your way through higher institutions. It is advisable that you open your account now that you are still young.

Cross section of students and staff of the school lauded Ecobank for choosing the school for the programme. They admitted that the lecture have imparted them positively.