Heritage reiterates support for financial inclusion, to launch ‘comic book’
Heritage Bank Limited has reiterated support for the nation’s financial inclusion project aimed at raising the level of financial knowledge, as well as services to at affordable costs.
Already, the is set to launch a comic book aimed at driving financial inclusion among children.
The launching of the book is one of the highlights of the bank’s Children Banking Month 2016, which is a financial literacy campaign to commemorate Children’s Day celebration on May 27.
In a personal letter conveying details of the Children Banking Month 2016, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, said: “May 27 has been set aside nationally as Children’s Day and to honour you, our leader of tomorrow, for the second year running, we at Heritage Bank have 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 said.
“Throughout the month of May my colleagues in the bank will go round a great number of schools throughout the country imparting knowledge on elementary finance and at the same time, we will also invite some of you on an excursion of the bank to let you see firsthand, the workings of a modern day financial institution. I have also made sure that you will be entertained if you walk into any of our Experience Centers.