FirstBank equips Nigerian children with digital skills for the future
FirstBank has unveiled enhanced palliative measures to help its customers and Nigerians through these times of the extended COVID 19 lockdown in some states.
The bank has introduced special waivers on repayment fees on its credit cards and about 3 months moratorium on SME loans in a bid to cushion the impact of the toll on employment and livelihoods. The bank also sponsored an e-learning initiative through Roducate and the Lagos state government, helping to promote education, implementing accredited curriculum for primary, secondary and tertiary schools so that children are adequately guided and engaged through their learning experience especially at this time.
Since the March LockDown, FirstBank also through IBM is providing opportunities to One Million children through e-learning for the acquisition of digital skills including Coding, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science & Analytics which would promote opportunities to learn skills of the future
CEO, FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, said
“in keeping with who we are at FirstBank, our commitment to self-development and continuous improvement is never far from our thinking. As such we are encouraging all to consider and register for any of the excellent programmes being offered free by Ivy League schools and have curated a list of them covering topics such as management, personal development, and entrepreneurship which can be found on our website.
In addition, Dr. Adeduntan stated that
“with these measures, we are delighted to support our customers because you all have empowered us to do so by choosing to Bank with us. This is indeed a time to double down efforts and explore opportunities to ease the impact of the extension on you.
Once again, we appreciate our customers for the giant strides achieved on our alternative channels, as we assure you of our commitment to continue to work tirelessly to provide essential banking services across these channels. The transaction volumes is a positive testimony to the resilience of our staff and your Bank to keep things going as COVID 19 will neither defeat nor slow us down. We remain fully persuaded that together we will overcome this too.”
“Our experience over 126 years tells us the solutions lie within us, more than ever as we uphold our promise to you to be here for you and put You First always,”