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Sterling Bank trains 17,000 students on financial literacy

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Yemi Adeola, MD, Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank Plc last week, trained over 17,000 secondary school students across the country on the key fundamentals of financial literacy and re-enforcing the need to encourage savings culture among the youth.

This, the bank said, is in line with its “enriching lives proposition” and renewed commitment to promoting financial literacy among students.

The exercise, which is in commemoration of the 2017 Financial Literacy Day is in line with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bankers’ Committee led initiatives is aimed at promoting financial literacy in Nigeria through the Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment (FLPE) committee.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive, Yemi Adeola, led the senior management team of the Bank that took part in the exercise as he taught students of United Community School, Ilorin to the delight of both students and teachers of the school.

He also gave out various gift items including IPads and other branded items to outstanding students who took part in the exercise.

Other locations where the bank was represented include Kwara, Taraba, Zamfara, Abia, and Ondo.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had mandated each bank to teach in five schools per state selected from each of the six geo-political zones, making a total of 30 schools per bank.

The bank however took a step further in line with its purpose of enriching lives by extending the programme to schools in Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Kogi, Benue, and Kaduna. Others are Niger, Enugu, Anambra, Edo, Jos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja ahead of competition.

Copies of the revised edition of its two books on financial literacy; ‘My Little Money Book’ and ‘FUND$’ and other corporate gift items such as school bags and other writing materials were distributed free to students.


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