Lawyer harps on need for financial intelligence
Moved by the need to reduce poverty among educated segment of the society, a constitutional lawyer, Aham Njoku has presented a book titled, “The Millionaire’s Curriculum” which is expected to provide financial intelligence in a recession period.
The presentation which took place at the Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), University of Lagos was attended by the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; Emeka Ihedioha, Navy Commodore Vincent Okeke, former governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Abia state, Emeka Oti, Captain Augustine Okpe, practicing lawyers, University teachers, amongst others.
Speaking at the launch of the book, the reviewer, Mr. Seth Amaefule said ‘The Millionaire’s Curriculum’ which is made of thirteen chapters is a type of book that can practically change a person’s life for good.
He said the book deals with basic issues like defining money, talking about earnings, savings, cutting down on expenses, investing and re-investing money owning a house, protecting one’s investment and even philanthropy.
According to him, the book couldn’t have been written at a better time than now when Nigeria and indeed the world is facing serious financial challenges, individual income eroded and when investment appetite has slowed down.
In an interview with The Guardian, the author, Aham Njoku said the educational material is meant for everybody from age 12. He stated that it gives him great concern that educated people such as lawyers, doctors, journalists, though they earn money, end up being poor whereas it is expected that they should be able to grow the money they earn and become rich.
In his remarks, Chairman of the occasion, Prince Tony Eze stressed the need for parents to train their children in developing interest in reading to boost their level of intelligence in all areas of life.