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Heritage Bank Supports “Raising Girls Summit”, Pledges Her Continued Assistance For Programmes Centering On Women Empowerment.

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Heritage Bank Plc has said it will continue to lend support to causes that promote women empowerment as this will impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development.

Stating this at the “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” which held in Lagos last Friday as part of activities to commemorate the International day of the Girl-Child, the Managing Director of the Bank, Ifie Sekibo of Heritage Bank Plc, who was represented at the event by the Regional Executive, Lagos & South-West of Bank, Dike Dimiri, disclosed  that the lender sponsored the “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” because as he put it: “At Heritage Bank, we are committed to anything that represents women empowerment.”

According to him, the Bank has been in the vanguard of promoting financial literacy and financial inclusion especially among women because it believes that this is key for advancement in today’s dynamic world and “If we can start promoting financial inclusion especially among the girl child, then we can stand a better chance of having our children growing up to help build a strong financial system.

Heritage Bank according to him, has been in the fore front of trying to ensure that financial inclusion is not just for adults alone, but for children and more so at a very early age, noting that the bank is actively participates in financial literacy programme organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in different parts of the country every year, assuring the organizers of “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” of Heritage Bank’s continuous support.

Organsied by The Green Girl Company Limited, (organizers of the Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant), the Raising Girls Summit, is part of a global effort to empower, and deliberate on issues affecting the girl-child in Africa.

It is also aimed at influencing social change and policies to ensure the better life and the future prospect of girls in Africa.

Speaking, the CEO of the Green Girl Company Limited CEO, organizers of the event, Dr. May Ikeora, thanked Heritage Bank for her support for the summit, adding that with the lender’s support, the organisation was making valuable contribution to not only in Nigeria, but to the world and advised young girls not to focus on what society can do for them, but on what they can contribute to the society.

Present at the event was former Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest-Ajayi, who said that if the girl-child is better educated, the country would be a better place for all Nigerians.

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