Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, in conjunction with Zenith Bank Plc, has organized a financial literacy program for students to acquaint them with various financial skills such as personal financial management, savings, budgeting and investing.
The training program, conducted at the Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed Twin Lecture Theatre, was also designed to build a solid financial foundation and stability with a view to encourage students to imbibe the culture of saving money for rainy days.
The program was conducted under the leadership of Zenith Bank Branch Manager, Unity Road, Kano, Mr. Abdullahi R. Abdurrahaman.
During the program, the students were trained on personal finance topics such as budgeting, emergency funds, saving for goal actualization, investment and donating for positive societal impact, among others.
During a question and answer session, a student from Nursing Sciences, Okpata Favour Amarachi, who emerged with the best presentation, went home with a prize of N50,000.
Other highlights of he program included; questions and answer session and quiz competition, where the winners of the competitions were awarded prizes ranging from school bags, reading lamps and designer wrist watches.
In his presentation, Zenith Bank Marketing Manager, Mr. Samuel Moka, spoke extensively on the importance of developing financial literacy as a life skill, while exposing the students to various templates provided by the bank which the students can exploit to breathe life into their dreams.
While stressing the significance of the program, Moka also emphasized the importance of empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed financial decisions.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of MAAUN, Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Israr, lauded the bank for organizing the program.
He specifically commended the Branch Manager, Mr.Abdulhadi R. Abdulrahman, and Eniola Hassan of the Retail Marketing unit, for their effort to ensure the program became a reality.
He tasked the students to actively participate in the program and make the best use of the knowledge they acquired to achieve financial stability.