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More banks this year participated in the World Bank introduced World Saving Day (WSD) in Nigeria and experts say the development is good for the needed campaign to drive financial inclusion.
Top in the celebrants’ include the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc who tutored students of the Olivet Baptist High School, Ibadan, Oyo, to imbibe the virtues of money managerial skills.
In his speech, the executive director, Lagos and West, UBA, Mr. Ayoku Liadi, spoke on during the need to begin practicing financial discipline from a tender ago so as realise the need to save in life from childhood.
Laidi explained that “To develop a savings culture, one needs to be financially responsible and prudent in the management of resources, set realistic timelines for saving and resist the temptation to spend frivolously.”
It would be recalled that UBA Foundation, has been in the forefront, promoting reading culture among secondary school children and educating Nigerian on critical issues relating to financial discipline.
The Foundation has been doing this by ways of providing free literature to the students, regularly gets executive management staff of UBA to go to schools to read with the students and help them understand the benefits of reading.
Already, the foundation will soon end the ongoing 2016UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary Schools across the federation.
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