IYD: Firstbank Dedicates Week To Celebrating Youth

First Bank of Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to Youth Empowerment by dedicating the week of 8 – 12 August, 2022, with a lineup of activities to celebrate the 2022 international youth day.

Celebrating the Youth, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank said: “We remain committed to celebrating the younger generation whose voices, actions, vigor, and tireless participation in the political, economic, and social activities have continued to birth major contributions towards the sustainable development of Africa and the world at large.

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IYD: Firstbank Dedicates Week To Celebrating Youth
Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank

The planned activities will promote better collaboration and solidarity across generations to foster successful and equitable relationships, and partnerships thereby ensuring “no one is left behind” and empowering everyone to leverage their full potential toward achieving the much-desired Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As a Bank renowned for its role in developing the economy through sustainable employment and entrepreneurship endeavors, the 2022 edition of the Youth Week will promote economic empowerment and employment, digital technology, and education as its focus during the celebration.

This Youth demography has a striking significance for us at FirstBank with the Millennials and Gen Zs constituting almost 60% of our workforce. This shows that youths are an integral part of our organisation and every country where we operate”, he concluded.

The International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The Day also amplifies the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind.

The Youth Week comprises various activities, including a Fashion illustration workshop, Design skill training, Gen Z/Millennial Webinar and many more exciting activities. These activities would give participants opportunities to win various exciting gift items.


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