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CBN takes financial literacy to secondary schools

CBN takes financial literacy to secondary schools

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Uche Usim, Abuja

In line with its vision to deepen financial literacy and inclusion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has taken its campaign to secondary schools, admonishing students to imbibe robust saving and investment culture.

Speaking on Thursday at the 2019 Global Money Week/School mentoring programme held at Government Secondary School, Wuse Zone 3 and Community Staff Secondary School, Asokoro both in Abuja, the Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability (FSS), Aisha Ahmad urged the students to strive to be financially independent.

She urged them to imbibe the culture to save for the rainy day and work towards having robust investments in the near future.

“The theme of this year’s programme is: Learn, Earn and Save.

“Why do we save? We save for unforeseen circumstances. We save to invest and plan a better future.

“That is why we’re here. This education is aimed at broadening your horizon. I encourage you, people, to look forward to having a good saving culture. It starts from. From whatever you’re given, you must something from it. You start spending after saving and not vice versa. You’re the future of tomorrow and we need to groom you well in this area of financial education.

“I urge you all to work hard and pursue your laudable dreams,” she stated.

The Global Money Week (GMW) is a Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) initiative. It is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and
entrepreneurship.

It has its roots in the International Aflatoun Day that was initiated by Aflatoun International on 17 March 2011.

In brief, organisations across the world organise their own GMW events during the week and share news, photos and information with the GMW Organising Team at Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI). News of all these activities are linked to each other via the social media, the GMW website and the Global Inclusion Awards.

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