FBN Holdings backs NSE Essay competition

FBN Holdings Plc has thrown its weight behind the ongoing 2016  Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)  Essay Competition for students in senior secondary schools in all states of the federation.
  The competition is part of NSE’s efforts at addressing one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bridging the gap between classroom learning and practical knowledge.
The grand finale where prizes will be given to deserving winners is scheduled to hold on Thursday 24th November, 2016 at the Civic Centre, on Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos. The topic for this year’s edition is What is the biggest obstacle to saving and investing money and how can the Nigerian Stock Exchange help”
According to the Global Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, “FBN Holdings Plc as a nation builder and a key enabler of financial inclusion is pleased to sponsor the 2016 NSE Essay competition. “We would continue to support initiatives aimed at boosting financial literacy in the country and beyond even as we assist the Nigerian child and young adult to build a prosperous future by extending financial education and services to them early in life”.
FBN Holdings Plc through its subsidiaries; First Bank of Nigeria limited and FBN Merchant Bank Limited recently adopted 17 schools nationwide to teach students the rudiments of savings as part of activities to celebrate the 2016 World Savings Day.
The NSE Essay Competition is in its 16th year and first prize winner would go home withN250,000 worth of shares, N500,000 scholarship fund for university education a Laptop, certificate of Achievement and an opportunity to headline the Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE while the School producing the winner will be awarded a trophy and three PCs and a printer.