THE senior staff group of Ecobank Nigeria, last week embarked on tutoring students in various secondary schools across the country on various ways of savings to mark the 2017 World Savings Day.
At Government Girls Unity College, Damaturu, Yobe State, the Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Charles Kie, who was speaking on the theme: “Our future starts with savings”, emphasized the need for students and youths to imbibe savings culture, stating that it would enhance their financial independence and empowerment in life.
Mr Kie who was represented by Area Manager, North East, Umar Bako, 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.
High point of the event saw Ecobank offering gift to Miss Suhayya Suleiman Dan azumi, the overall best student in the school.
The World Savings Day is an annual event instituted to increase the public’s awareness on the importance of savings for both modern economies and individuals all around the world. It is a day observed in most countries on October 31 to promote the importance of savings and restore people’s confidence in banks.
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