ECOBANK Youth Empowerment beneficiaries urge financial firms to emulate ECOBANK

ECOBANK Youth Empowerment beneficiaries urge financial firms to emulate ECOBANK

Beneficiaries of ECOBANK’s international scholarship have implored banking industries in Nigeria to borrow a leaf from Ecobank towards uplift of young people.

Kevin Omofa on behalf of the beneficiaries stated this during a thank you visit to ECOBANK Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos.

Commending the bank, Omofa said ECOBANK’s training and scholarship have opened their eyes to several opportunities to the digital world, and as such worthy of emulation by other banks

The training offered us opportunity to learn new things, meet with mentors, hence we are promising to put to good use what we were taught at the training”.

RazorTimes recall that Ecobank Nigeria in partnership with Learntor, a comprehensive Agile Digital Transformational training and consultancy company has provided intensive Digital Technology training for select youths being part of the bank’s youth development initiative.

The training focused on developing capacity of the youths in Agile, Scrum, Data Analytics, Business Analysis, Cyber Security, and Scrum Master Certification..

Ten youths from across different states of the nation were sponsored after emerging successful from an online real time test .

The training was for a period of three months and at the end, the awardees undertook the international agile Scrum Master Exam to become Scrum Masters.

In his comment, Managing Director/Regional Executive, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, said youth empowerment is a strategic policy of Ecobank, stressing that it aligns with the overall long-term vision of building a world class Pan African bank, that contributes to the economic and financial integration of the continent.

Mr Akinwuntan, who was represented by Head, Consumer Banking, Korede Demola-Adeniyi noted that“Ecobank Nigeria is commitment to support youths by offering them opportunities to upgrade their skills and contribute more to the economic development of the country.

“Supporting capacity building of youths is one of several activities to demonstrate that Ecobank is a youth friendly financial institution.

“We also seek to empower young people by offering them convenient, affordable, and accessible financial services anytime and anywhere from their mobile phones, which is their primary mode of communication”. He stated.

In her comment, Founder, Learntor, Mercy George-Igbafe lauded Ecobank’s youth development initiatives particularly training and capacity building, stating that the awardees were well trained and equipped with digital skills that earned them international certification. Bvc

She called on corporate organizations to emulate Ecobank, stressing that youth empowerment will go a long way to reducing the growing unemployment rate in the country.

The visiting beneficiaries include Adebayo Sotayo, Amauche Onyinyechi, Maxwell Ekoh, Fidelis Iheanacho, Abiola Awolowo, Bassey Bassey and Blessing Shelika