First Bank offers array of gifts to Youths in commemoration of International Youth Day 2022


First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. has reiterated its commitment to youth empowerment and entrepreneurship through the celebration of the 2022 Youth week.

The bank reiterates its commitment through a statement shared on Thursday in Lagos arising from the International Youth Day celebration, on August 12 annually,

It said that the celebration with a lineup of activities which started on August 8, would end on August 12.

The event speaks on the theme: Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.

It noted that the 2022 edition of the Youth Week would focus on economic empowerment and employment, digital technology, and education.

The statement said the week-long event comprised a variety of activities, including a fashion illustration workshop, design skill training, Gen Z/millennial webinar and many more exciting activities.

The bank said that the activities avails the participants the opportunity to win various exciting gift items.

It added that through the First@arts programme, the bank empowers youths under artistry workshop sessions and Arts classes.

It noted the participants in the art of fashion design and illustrations could visit the bank’s social media handles for more information on how they could be among 10 lucky winners to have the opportunity to learn the Fashion Business at Claire Idera fashion studio.

The statement added the creative design workshop would enable youths design skill training; design thinking principles and their application in the context of layout, typefaces and colour.

It advised interested youths to also participate on the FirstBank social media handles, where 25 lucky winners would be selected to learn the Art of Design at Geneza School of Designs.

The statement quoted the Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, as saying that it would remained commited to youth development.

‘’We remain commited to celebrating the younger demography whose voices, actions, vigour, and tireless participation in the political, economic, and social activities have continued to birth major contributions toward the sustainable development of Africa and the world at large.

“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).

“This youth demography has a striking significance for us at FirstBank with the Millennials and Gen Zs constituting almost 60 per cent of our workforce.

“This shows that youths are an integral part of our organisation and every country where we operate”, he concluded.

It urged youths to visit the bank’s verified social media platforms; Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr for more information and participation in the Youth Week.


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