The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has trained secondary school students in Lagos State on financial literacy.
According to the agency, the exercise involved a combination of schools like Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Secondary School (Junior and Senior) and Mende High School (Junior and Senior).
The training, which was the fourth edition, was in commemoration of 2023 Financial Literacy Day with the aim of making the students imbibe saving culture.
The 2023 training, which took place at SUBEB Hall, Maryland, Lagos, was attended by at least 200 students and had “Plan Your Money, Plant Your Future,” as its theme.
Speaking on the programme, Bello Hassan, the managing director and chief executive officer of NDIC, said it is part NDIC’s corporate social responsibility.
Hassan, who was represented by a top executive, Philomena Eke from NDIC’s Lagos zonal office, said the annual financial literacy programme kicked off in 2021.
The NDIC boss explained that the programme was designed in the spirit of, “catch them young and make the learners financially literate.”