In celebration of Global Money Week 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared March 30, 2017 Financial Literacy Day. On that day, MD/CEOs and top executives of 29 banks and financial institutions across the nation are expected to visit over 800 schools in 36 states to teach financial literacy curriculum provided by Junior Achievement Nigeria.
In a statement, the organisation said over 80,000 students will be impacted through its cutting- edge curriculum based on this year’s Global Money Week’s “Learn. Save. Earn” theme set to hold worldwide from Monday 27th March – Sunday 2nd April 2017. According to the statement, the CBN initiative is managed by the Bankers Committee, which works with Junior Achievement Nigeria to match banks to schools.
“This is the fourth year we are implementing Financial Literacy Day in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria and we have seen the program improve and expand each year,” said Emeka Emuwa, CEO Union Bank and Chairman of the CBN Bankers Committee Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub – Committee.
“Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every Nigerian student understands financial literacy and is able to make sound financial decisions that will lead to a productive and successful life.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to develop the curriculum and implement this initiative with the CBN Bankers Committee every year,” said Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria.