FirstBank celebrates youth on 2022 International Youth Day

Dr Adesola Adeduntan CEO First Bank of Nigeria Ltd

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has joined in the commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day, globally celebrated on August 12 annually.

The theme for this year is “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.”

The International Youth Day brings youth issues to the attention of the international community and aims at celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. It also amplifies the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind.

In the build-up to it, FirstBank dedicated the week of August 8 – 12 with a lineup of activities to reiterate its commitment to youth empowerment.

According to the bank, the 2022 edition of the youth week will promote economic empowerment and employment, digital technology, and education as its focus during the celebration.

The youth week comprises various activities, including a fashion illustration workshop, design skill training, Gen Z/Millennial Webinar and many more exciting activities. These activities would give participants opportunities to win various exciting gift items.

Under the First@arts programme, the bank will empower the youths through artistry workshop sessions and arts classes. Youths interested in the art of fashion design and illustrations can visit the bank’s social media handles – Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr – for information on how you can be among 10 lucky winners to have the opportunity to learn the business of fashion at Claire Idera fashion studio.

Likewise, the creative design workshop will enable youths design skill training; design thinking principles and their application in the context of layout, typefaces and colour. Interested youths can also participate on the FirstBank social media handles, where 25 lucky winners will be selected to learn the Art of Design at Geneza School of Designs.

Commemorating the youth week, FirstBank CEO Adesola Adeduntan said: ‘’We remain committed 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 towards 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% of our workforce. This shows that youths are an integral part of our organisation and every country where we operate,” he concluded.