Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Innocent Ike, has encouraged teens and youth in the country to develop the act of saving money early in life to secure their future.
Ike made this call while addressing students of First Golden Grace International School in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Ike, who was represented by the Group Head, South West 1, Dr. Abimbola Akorede in his presentation to the students, expressed worries at the negative consequences young people with little or no savings or financial investment awareness have to contend with.
He, however, assured participants that Polaris Bank would continue to sustain efforts that promotes financial literacy among youths in particular, and Nigerians in general.
“We need to learn, earn, save, and invest money. You do not save after spending but rather, you save first before spending,” he emphasised.
According to the CEO, the idea of inculcating financial awareness and knowledge is to catch them young through education on finance and financial investment so that in future, their personal and financial lives can be guaranteed.
“To achieve this”, he outlined, “We need to imbibe the culture of saving, no matter how little.”