Algeria, December 30, 2018


Nigeria’s FirstBank empowers young people at the second edition of its Youth Empowerment Series

The Firstbank Youth Empowerment Series, which was organised to mentor young people from 10-15 years and 15-24 years, was held on Thursday 27 December 2018 at Habour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ibukun Awosika, the Chairman, Board of Directors of FirstBank kicked off her mentorship session at the second edition of the series, by interacting with the 10 to 15 group, as she advised them on making good impressions and empowering themselves knowledge-wise.

Awosika said “read beyond your academic books, engage your parents on vital information and protect yourself from certain information that does not add value to you”.

Founder of the Pinnacle Medical Services, Dr. Maymuna Yusuf Kadiri discussed depression with the 15 to 24 group, noting that it was the number one cause of suicide worldwide.

Femi Popoola, a medical student and one of the attendees, said the event was really enlightening and amazing. He said “I learnt about depression, suicide and how to cope with people who may suffer from depression. I was also glad to have met the Chairperson of FirstBank who was practical with her presentation”.

Zainab Kadiri, another attendee said she loved the topics on financial literacy. “I am a teenager but I would also love to go into investment”.

The youths were entertained by singer Mayorkun and DJ Shabsy. FirstBank also set up its Digital White Space where attendees got to play video games, take a spin of chance at the FirstBank Goody Wheel and feel like a star on the 360 cam.


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