Children’s Day: Keystone Bank, Group Celebrate 500 Pupils in Lagos

By Dipo Olowookere

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, about 500 pupils drawn from various areas in Lagos State were treated to a 5-star experience by Keystone Bank Limited and Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) in conjunction with Uber.

This was part of activities to mark the 2017 Children’s Day celebrations.

Every May 27 is set aside worldwide to celebrate children and it is declared as holiday in Nigeria.

Participants were drawn from Federal Housing Estate Primary School, Victoria Island Primary School, Awoyaya Primary School and Ansarudeen Primary School.

All 500 pupils were beneficiaries of Junior Achievement Nigeria’s ‘More Than Money’ scheme, a financial literacy programme which empowers primary 4, 5 and 6 pupils to cultivate better saving and spending habits and also help in the development of soft skills such as commitment, consistency, prioritizing and contentment.

The event, which transformed the schools’ compound into fun wonderlands for a day, included food, games, activities and gifts from the sponsors.

In his remarks, Keystone Bank’s Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hafiz Bakare, stated that, “We admire the impact that JAN is creating in the lives of these children which will set them up for a successful future, so we are very proud to get the kids out of the classroom and have some fun.

On her part, Mrs Simi Nwogugu, the Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, said, “We decided to celebrate Children’s Day this year with some of our elementary school students who are so hardworking and intelligent, but who do not often get a chance to be celebrated in this way.  We thank our sponsors, Keystone Bank and Uber for making this possible.”

Keystone Bank is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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