By Omodele Adigun
Ecobank Nigeria, recently took financial literacy and inclusion to traders in several markets across the country as part of activities marking “Ecobank Day”, 2022.
The banks also sensitised traders, youths and market women on important developments in the financial space including the redesign of select naira notes.
Ecobank Day is the bank’s flagship event, where staff members give back to their local communities across Africa. This year’s event focused on the importance of financial inclusion, and the crucial role that financial literacy plays in empowering women and youths, especially in marginalized communities. The theme which was tagged; Financial Inclusion for All, Leave No One Behind, saw the bank’s staff simultaneously engage hundreds of traders and youths in Agege market, Lagos; the Gate/ Agodi Market, Ibadan; Cattle Market Obinze, Owerri and Fruit market, D-line Mile 3 market, Port Harcourt.
Ecobank Nigeria partnered with Shared Agent Network Expansion Facilities (SANEF) to train and engage the traders at the various markets to help provide them with access to financial knowledge and tools.
In Agege market, Lagos, Head of Consumer Banking, Korede Ademola-Adeniyi, educated market traders on financial inclusion and the importance of having to take charge of their finances. She also spoke to the traders, youths, and market women on important developments in the financial space such as the redesign of some denominations of naira notes as well as recent policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The participants also received lessons on the benefits of agency banking and how to use Ecobank’s various digital platforms with the bank receiving positive feedback on its products, services, and digital offerings.