The Nigerian Stock Exchange(NSE)over the weekend celebrated the global money week with students and teachers from various schools in Lagos.
Some bank officials from Access Bank Plc and First Bank Plc and other participating organisations were on hand to teach the students some basic issues on finance and investment.
Speaking at the event NSE acting Head,Corporate Services Division,Pai Gambe said the “Global Money Week is of strategic importance to both the Nigerian Stock Exchange as an organization and its various stakeholders. It is an excellent opportunity to share with the country’s future leaders tips on how to build a financially savvy future.
“The Global Money Week is an annual global celebration, initiated by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), with local and regional events and activities aimed at inspiring children and youths to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming entrepreneurs.
“It is also aimed at empowering the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens.
The global theme for 2017 is ‘Learn. Earn. Save’, which interestingly is the simple step by step approach to being financially included.
“To be financially included, you must therefore Learn, Earn, Save, Invest, Save More and Reinvest. As part of our objectives for this year’s celebration, we are emphasizing the importance of youths taking part in clever and cost-careful habits from an early age, while developing key money-managing skills for the future,”Shestated
Going further,she said that”As a sustainable Stock Exchange, we are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which is Quality Education for all by 2030 – SDG number 4. We are playing our part in building a financially savvy generation, by implementing and supporting a number of programmes that contribute to raising the level of financial literacy in Nigeria”.