By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Nigerian mid-tier lender, Unity Bank Plc, has thrown its full weight behind the Young Professionals Breakfast Roundtable, a youth mentorship programme promoted by multi-talented entrepreneur, Mr Wale Adenuga.
The 2018 edition of the event, the third, is scheduled to take place at MUSON Centre in Lagos and it is themed ‘YP 2018.’
Unity Bank pushed the frontiers of mentorship as a prerequisite for business/career success among youths in the country at the programme.
According to the chief executive of the financial institution, Mrs Tomi Somefun, who was among the over fifty Chief Executives of companies and ventures that facilitated the 2018 programme, youths must see “pursuit for greatness as a process rather than a one-off-event.”
Mrs Somefun has facilitated in all the sessions in the past three years.
The commitment of Unity Bank Plc matches the enthusiasm of promoter of the event, Mr Wale Adenuga, whose initiative assembles an array of accomplished professionals cutting across sectors periodically to mentor up-coming professionals.
For Mrs Somefun, the motivation to participate as one of the facilitators of the programme lies in the discovery of the impact mentors have had in redirecting the mentees towards the options they could leverage on to attain success in life.
This disposition, according to Mrs Somefun, also aligns with the current thinking in Unity Bank which enabled the bank to make significant inroad into the youth market segment through the introduction of youth-centric product, particularly the recently launched UniFi app, as a model for promoting financial inclusion among the unbanked youth/students.
Unifi is a banking product tailored to allow youths to carry out financial transactions with ease. It is developed as a lifestyle app to enable customers do more banking on digital platform and from anywhere, anytime in their comfort zones.
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