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First Bank introduces youth empowerment programme

By on February 28, 2013

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has commenced a programme titled, ‘First Bank Youth Excel Series’ designed to empower youths.

The Group Managing Director, First Bank, Mr. Bisi Onasanya, said during the inauguration of the programme at the University of Lagos on Tuesday that the need to empower youths, build entrepreneurial spirit and tackle some of the challenges faced by youths in their pursuit of good education, research, development, motivated the bank to develop the series.

Onasanya, who was represented by the Group Head, Retail Banking, First Bank, Mr. Tunde Owolabi, said, “We believe that this is the time to intensify the preparation of Nigerian youths with the diverse skills to take your rightful places as the leaders of tomorrow and indeed the future of our great country.

first_bank_of_nigeria1“That is why, for this maiden edition of the series, we carefully searched for a keynote speaker whose life story and achievements will resonate with you as well as call you to action.”

The event, which is aimed to inspire, motivate and encourage the youths, in spite of limitations and challenges, featured renowned motivational speaker and author of the bestselling book, ‘A setback is a setup for comeback’, Mr. Willie Jolley.

Onasanya added that the initiative was essential, especially as the bank was focused on the development of human capital, within and outside the institution.

“At First Bank, our core values are woven around ‘passion, partnership, and people,’ and this is the reason we would continuously engage in value-adding partnerships for the benefits of our customers, staff and the entire populace,” he said.


[ The Punch ]