CBN, JA partner on career development for youths

As part of its effort of reducing unemployment in the country Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JA) have called for more involvement of young minds in entrepreneurship development.

The groups urged the youths to imbibe saving culture and seek more utilization of banks to achieve their entrepreneurial goal. To ensure that its views are not taken with kid’s gloves the organizations said this year worldwide celebration of Global Money Week 2017, which is slated for March 30 will critically address the issue and other similar ones affecting youths.

Besides, it said this year’s theme: ”Learn Save Earn” was informed by the need to encourage students to learn to save for raining days and in order to know how to manage and make money through financial inclusion.

According to, CBN March 30, 2017 has been declared as Financial Literacy Day, on which MD/CEOs and top executives of 29 banks and financial institutions across the nation will visit over 800 schools in 36 states to teach financial literacy curriculum provided by Junior Achievement Nigeria.

”Over 80,000 students who will be impacted through Junior Achievement Nigeria’s cutting-edge curriculum based on this year’s Global Money Week’s which is set to hold worldwide from Monday 27th March – Sunday 2nd April 2017.

The initiative is managed by the Bankers Committee, which works with JA 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. “The goal of Global Money Week is to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through interactive and fun activities.

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