Former minister advocates for early financial literacy for students


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Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, on Tuesday said Nigerian youth should be equipped with skills and knowledge that would aid their understanding of financial matters right from secondary school.

Ezekwesili stated this at the 2017 Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition Awards Ceremony in Lagos.

“We need to offer children financial literacy before they get to senior secondary schools.

“It help and guarantees the young ones to grow into adults that can achieve financial security and success, and make informed decisions,” she said.

The ex-minister said an individual who has acquired financial literacy is considered financially secured and able to succeed.

“We must handle our youths with tools such as financial literacy because for too long, we have been made the poorest region in the world,” she said.

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