Ecobank Nigeria Limited has opened its annual national essay competition for children as part of activities to commemorate the May month dedicated to children around the world.
The Ecobank National Essay competition for children with the Ecobank MyFirst Account calls for entries from students between the ages 8 to 12 in category one and ages 9 to 14 in category two.
Topic for the easy is The need to imbibe the culture of savings at an early ageâ€. Prizes to be won include Laptops, Educational Tabs and several consolation prizes.
Announcing the competition in Lagos, Head Consumer Banking, Korede Demola-Adeniyi said Ecobank instituted the competition to commemorate the banking month as well as being part of the process to push the frontiers of academic excellence among the young ones in society.
According to her the month of May is set aside by the Bank to celebrate childhood and how our children enrich our lives. We acknowledge the importance of our customers, young and old, to Ecobank ongoing success story.
The bank, whose vision is to build a world-class pan-African bank and contribute to the economic development and financial integration of Africa, sees educational development as fulcrum for positive integration.
Mrs. Damola-Adeniyi who wished all Nigerian children a happy may month celebration reiterated that Ecobank is committed to meeting customers life-long banking needs with quality service and advices on the journey to financial independence.
She stated that the Ecobank Myfirst Essay competition is open to all students within the age limit who have Ecobank Myfirst account, while parents are encouraged to open accounts for their children and wards should they not already have one. Participants are required to submit their hand written entries at any Ecobank branch nationwide between 3 May and 30th of June.