‘NSE’s essay competition will improve financial literacy among youths ’

Finance Director, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Yimika Adeboye (left); Managing Director, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Roy Naaman; Chief Executive Officer, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar N. Onyema; Chief Counsel/Company Secretary, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Fola Akande; and Head, Domestic Primary Markets, NSE, Tony Ibeziako, during NSE offficials courtesy visit to Cadbury Nigeria Plc.

Finance Director, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Yimika Adeboye (left); Managing Director, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Roy Naaman; Chief Executive Officer, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar N. Onyema; Chief Counsel/Company Secretary, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Fola Akande; and Head, Domestic Primary Markets, NSE, Tony Ibeziako, during NSE offficials courtesy visit to Cadbury Nigeria Plc.<br />

The Head, Corporate Services Division, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Bola Adeeko has stated that the Exchange, through its essay competition has continued to promote financial literacy among Nigerian young by encouraging them to learn how to make good financial decision that can better their lives presently and in future in to grow the economy.

According to him, the competition serves as an essential platform to get the perspectives of young ones on key challenges relating to financial literacy and inclusion in Nigeria.

He pointed out that since the commencement of the competition in the year 2000 it has inspired over 20,000 young people in over 2,500 secondary schools across Nigeria to showcase what they have learnt about the financial and capital markets.

He added that it provides an important opportunity for youths to engage in relevant economic issues.“Through the NSE Essay Competition, we are promoting financial literacy among young Nigerians, by encouraging them to learn how good financial decisions can better their lives now and in the future, and ultimately grow the economy. The competition serves as an essential platform to get the perspectives of our young ones on key challenges relating to financial literacy and inclusion in Nigeria.

“Since it began in year 2000, The NSE Essay Competition has inspired over 20,000 young people in over 2,500 secondary schools across Nigeria to showcase what they have learnt about the financial and capital markets. It provides an important opportunity for youths to engage in issues of importance to the Nigerian economy.”

The NSE recently announced the commencement of its 2016 edition of the NSE Essay Competition for students in Senior Secondary Schools in all states of the federation. The topic for this year’s edition is ‘What is the biggest obstacle to saving and investing money and how can The Nigerian Stock Exchange help’.  

This year’s competition, which is sponsored by Access Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, and Dangote Foundation, will see the top three winners presented with equity investments, University scholarship funds and personal Laptops/tablets at the Awards ceremony in November, 2016.

They will also be honored with a Closing Gong ceremony. The schools of the top three winners will also be presented with trophies, Desktop Computers and Printers. 

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