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Student Customers To Benefit Scholarship Incentives From First Bank


 A cross-section of students

A cross-section of students

AS First Bank of Nigeria takes Financial Literacy Campaign to secondary schools nationwide, secondary school student customers of the bank stand to benefit from its scholarship and special loans scheme programme soon to be floated by the bank.

Such lucky ones are also to be given free writing material and textbook incentives to boost their academic prospects to encourage their fellow students to open accounts with the bank.

The First Bank Group Head, North Directorate, Abuja, Murtari Zubairu made the promise at a one-day financial literacy campaign organised for students of Model Secondary School, Maitama, Abuja.

The campaign lectures centred on what money is all about, the definition of investments, entrepreneurship, what an account is, and what financial instruments are, as well as what financial inclusion is all about.

Zubairu said that the campaign is aimed at carrying out the mandate given to banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to begin to inculcate savings culture in the minds of young Nigerians, hence the bank is presently targeting secondary schools and the people that are under 18 years.

According to him, the programme started in Lagos while the bank hopes to take the campaign to all state capitals before going to the grassroots.

The Head, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of the bank, Ismail Onamegbe said that the campaign is a financial literacy type which is an aspect of a focus area that First Bank has when it comes to corporate social responsibility.

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