CBN Bankers Committee Celebrate 2019 World Savings Day Reaching 642 Schools In Nigeria


Wednesday,  November 27, 2019 / 06.00AM  /  CBN / Header Image Credit: CBN


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers' Committee of Nigeria,  recently joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Savings Day.  


Themed "Savings Give Life a Lift," the engagement events across 565 local governments, reached over 80,809 students in 642 schools to increase public awareness and empower them with information on the importance of building a good savings culture, both for their financial future, as well as encouraging a sense of discipline and planning.  


The initiative also encompasses the CBN & the Bankers' Committee's drive to bridge financial literacy and inclusion, particularly for children in Nigeria. As part of activities marking the 2019 World Savings Day, Bank CEOs and their employees visited schools across the country to tutor and mentor students and youths on the transformative power of imbibing a good savings culture. 


Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Emeka Emuwa, Chairman, Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub-Committee (FLPE), said, "The importance of educating young Nigerians on the benefits of a good savings culture cannot be overemphasized."

We are proud to see the financial institutions in Nigeria take up the task of mentoring, educating, & empowering young Nigerians with critical information on building a savings culture, and increasing awareness on the importance of earning, managing and saving money to have a secure future. Many of these students are our future Bankers, and as such, we will continue to develop programmes and activities that will further empower them."


Financial inclusion is a constituent pillar of the Bankers' Committee mandate, making initiatives like this critical to the goal of increasing the number of financially included citizens in the country.


The World Savings Day is observed annually across the globe to raise awareness on the importance of building a good savings culture, aimed squarely at ensuring the next generation is empowered with important financial awareness and literacy, needed to enhance economic prosperity and continue to improve poverty


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