As part of efforts to boost financial literacy and empower entrepreneurs in the private sector, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has partnered the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) to provide financial management education for proprietors of private schools.
The bank rendered this service at the recently concluded NAPPS three-day retreat tagged: “Effective Empowerment of Schools through Collaborative Building Capacity and Leadership.”
A statement from the bank explained that the event was focused on collaborative building of organisations, a shared responsibility of all schools and how to translate it into building of individual school for growth and development.
FirstBank’s spokesperson, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney was quoted to have said the bank believes that entrepreneurs are at the heart of national development, contributing greatly to the gross domestic product of the country.
“It is on this premise that we have partnered NAPPS to drive the development and acquisition of entrepreneurial skills by private school proprietors, budding entrepreneurs in the educational sector as well as reskilling of established entrepreneurs,” she asserted.
Also speaking, the Head of Consumer Banking Products, FirstBank, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna stated that as one Nigeria’s leading financial institution, FirstBank remains focused on empowering entrepreneurs towards capacity building and development to contribute to the growth of the economy in providing employment to people.
Commenting on the partnership, the president of NAPPS, Chief Yomi Otubela stated that the association was delighted to have partnered FirstBank in enabling participants at the retreat develop requisite skills in school business using collaborative building capacity.Thisday.