First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) has restated its commitment to capacity building and empowerment of Nigerian youths to facilitate the development of their entrepreneurial skills for the growth of the country.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FCMB, Mr. Ladi Balogun, gave this assurance when students of Kaduna Polytechnic, which came third at the Enactus world cup for young entrepreneurs held in Mexico last month, visited the financial institution at the weekend.
Kaduna Polytechnic represented Nigeria at the event having emerged national champion at the Enactus challenge sponsored by FCMB. The Enactus Challenge is a global initiative to harness and celebrate the dexterity of youths globally.
Commenting on the passion of the bank to continually support initiatives and programmes that would empower youths, Mr. Balogun said: “We have through our support provided students an enabling platform to develop and nurture their business skills through the projects they worked on, promote innovative ideas to protect and sustain the environment and develop as well as transfer entrepreneurial skills to unemployed youths in their communities.”
He stated that the bank got involved with Enactus in 2009, “because we identified with their vision which also aligns with one of the core aspects of our value proposition – to be helpful.”
The FCMB boss emphasised the bank was committed to helping, not just its customers but everyone around so as to build a sustainable business.
Balogun pointed out that as a financial institution with a vision to be the premier financial services group of African origin, FCMB’s ability to achieve its vision was hinged on the long term success of its stakeholders and the environment where it does business.