The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) celebrated this year Global Money Week with Nigerian students across its offices nationwide. This year edition started on March 14 and ended 20, 2016 with the theme Take Part, Save Smart The Global Money Week which is a global movement to raise awareness of the importance of financial education and financial inclusion for children and youth is led by Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam.
According to Bola Adeeko, Head, Corporate Services Division of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, This is one of many intervention programmes of the Exchange to build a financially savvy generation of future leaders.
The children and youths are an important component of planning our future as a nation and we must imbue them good financial skills that assures a secure and great future for them.
The Head of Corporate Communications, NSE, Olumide Orojimi sheds more light on the planned activities of the exchange for the NSE, the week activities will include sounding of the Closing Gong, excursions to the trading floor, interactive session with executive management of the Exchange, financial literacy fair and school outreach programmes.
For the past two years, NSE has been able to directly reach over 600 students and pupils from over 30 secondary and primary schools with an indirect effect on about 4,000 young people across its operating environment.