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Ecobank creates advocacy programme to support Nigerian youth development

Ecobank Nigeria says it is creating a special platform to celebrate Nigerian youths as part of activities to commemorate International…

Ecobank Nigeria says it is creating a special platform to celebrate Nigerian youths as part of activities to commemorate International Youth Day which holds annually on 12th August.The Head, Direct Banking of Ecobank, Mrs. Adetola Oshomah said in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday that the bank, as part of its Mobile Xpress (MX) Online Series, would host a symposium with the theme: “Finding your Voice”, a Career, Creativity, and Skills advocacy programme to support youth development.

According to her, this is one of several activities to demonstrate that Ecobank is a youth friendly bank. “We are putting together an advocacy platform for the Nigerian youth, that will enable them express themselves, speak out on their career choices, unleash their creative talents and skills, as well as unveil their individual salient attributes that prepares them for the challenges of life,” she said.

“For this year’s International Youth Day, we are organizing a digital seminar that will give the youths the opportunity to speak. Our panelists comprise young people who have excelled in their various careers and professions. 

“They include Adeoluwa Enioluwa, a Writer and Public Speaker; Ozinna Anumudu, expert in Fashion and Branding; Jemima Osunde, Actress, Model and Presenter; Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth), Comedian and Actor and Bankole Williams Consultant, Career Coach and a host of others,” she said.

Oshomah added that Ecobank boasts of digital solutions, products and services that are targeted at creating convenience for the youths, stating that as a bank, Ecobank seeks to empower young people by offering them convenient, affordable, and accessible financial services anytime and anywhere from their mobile phones, which is their primary mode of communication.

The International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding the youths. The first IYD was observed on 12 August 12, 2000.

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