Secondary School Learners in Ogun State have been enjoined to cultivate the habit of savings to reduce poverty rate, promote financial literacy, educate people about savings and enhance management of their financies.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye gave this advise in Abeokuta, during the 2023 Annual Financial Literacy Day, tagged; “Plan Your Money, Plant Your Future”, put in place by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), applauding the organiser for instilling in learners the habit of savings for future references.
Mrs. Ogunleye noted that if people have cultivated the attitude of saving at early stages of their lives, desired set goals would be easily achived, adding that with the right knowledge on financial management, financial challenges are summountable.
She said, “I am happy that financial experts in this gathering have taken it upon themselves to bring this campaign to Secondary School learners that will soon embark on another academic journey to higher level”
Speaking, the Controller, Abeokuta Zonal Office, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Adewale Shobule said the intention of the annual event was to ensure learners are financially literate while still young, commending the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for placing a lot of premium on issues affecting children in the State.
Mr. Shobule explained that the World Savings Day was an annual programme commorated on every March 23rd, but due to certain reason shifted to June by the Abeokuta Zone, saying “habitual savings habit provide an ease financial worries and reduce stress”.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director, Department of Education Support Services, Mr. Obadiah Akindele, appreciated the organiser for persistent efforts towards making the programme a suspicious occasion, enjoining the learners to maximise the opportunity of the event to acquire necessary knowledge needed for their greatness in lives.