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Unity Bank Promotes Financial Literacy Among Students Nationwide During Global Money Week

ByHybrid News

Apr 30, 2024

Unity Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer, Mrs. Patricia Ahunanya who represented the MD/CEO of Unity Bank, Mrs. Tomi Somefun facilitating the financial literacy training for the students of NYSC Demostration Secondary School, Calabar.

Unity Bank Plc has demonstrated its commitment to financial literacy by engaging students from across Nigeria in financial education activities as part of the 2024 Global Money Week celebrations.

In a bid to promote financial inclusion, Unity Bank facilitated financial literacy training sessions in 15 schools spanning all geopolitical zones of the country. The initiative aligns with the goals of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee to enhance financial literacy among young Nigerians.

Mrs. Ahunanya and a student interacts during the training

As part of the program, Unity Bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Tomi Somefun, took part in the financial literacy training at NYSC Demonstration Secondary School in Calabar, Cross River State. Mrs. Somefun, represented by Unity Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer, Mrs. Patricia Ahunanya, shared valuable insights with students on wealth creation, savings habits, investment strategies, and effective money management.

The session aimed to instill financial discipline and management skills in the students, empowering them to achieve financial independence and security while fostering a culture of savings and investment. Mrs. Somefun also recognized outstanding students and presented them with awards in acknowledgment of their achievements.

A cross-section of the outstanding students with Mrs. Ahunanya (Middle) after the training.

Global Money Week is an annual campaign dedicated to promoting financial literacy among young people worldwide. It seeks to equip them with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for making informed financial decisions and achieving financial well-being. Over 40,000 organizations participate in the campaign annually, collectively impacting over 60 million children globally.

In Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers Committee, in collaboration with Junior Achievement Nigeria, coordinate Global Money Week activities. Financial institutions across the country join hands to deliver financial education programs aimed at empowering young Nigerians with essential financial knowledge and skills.

Some members of Unity Bank staff pose for a shot with some of the students and staff of NYSC Demonstration Secondary School, Calabar after the financial literary day training.

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