On Saturday 27th May 2017, Money Matters with Nimi and Bestman Games hosted Nigeria’s first Children’s Finance Fair in celebration of Children’s Day. The event was targeted at children age 17 and below as well as their parents, teachers, and guardians.
The purpose of the event was to celebrate the Nigerian child and to empower our youth by equipping them with the basic skills in money management which will be very important throughout their lives. Sadly, financial education is not in the school curriculum so the responsibility falls on parents and guardians to be deliberate about equipping their children with these life-long skills of financial literacy from their earliest years. The event also addressed issues parents face in planning for their children’s education; the most important legacy they can bequeath them.
The event was declared open by Dr. Omobola Johnson, former Minister of Communications and Technology, and Partner of TLcom Capital LLP. She enjoined the children to take advantage of this important opportunity and left an important message for them that wealth is not gained, but rather it is gathered over time with discipline and consistency.
The event was well attended and supported by leading players in the Nigerian financial and insurance sectors including Leadway Assurance, FBN Quest, Diamond Bank Plc, Axa Mansard and Zenith Bank plc who showcased a suite of products that relate to the family finances including Educational Insurance, Life Insurance, Mutual Funds, Trust Funds, Children’s savings and Teen accounts.