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First Bank Director Tutors Students on Career Choice

By Dipo Olowookere

A top shot at First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr Remi Oni, has advised students on things to look out for when choosing a career in life.

Mr Oni, the Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, emphasised that students must assess and know their academic strengths and weaknesses before making a career choice.

According to him, by knowing their academic strengths and weaknesses early, students would be able to make informed choices on the paths to take and how they should go about achieving their dreams.

The bank chief, who spoke at a career counselling session for students of Fazil Omar High School, Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos, in commemoration of the 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week of First Bank themed ‘Touching Lives; You First,’ stressed further that early discovery of the pupils’ skills and interests will lead them into making the right career choices.

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He enjoined them to be open to ideas and consider how they can contribute to humanity.

“It is important for you to know your innate skills; the subjects that you are good at and the ones that you find a bit tough. This will help you make the right choice and choose the career that fits into your character,” he said.

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“It’s a fast-changing world and some careers as we know them today are fast disappearing. You need to open your mind, the possibilities out there are very wide, they are huge.

“Don’t be fixated on the boxes the society has built over the years. Don’t see your career as the end in itself but as a means to an end; to see how you can contribute meaningfully to the world when you grow up,” Mr Oni advised.

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The career counselling session, facilitated by executive management and staff of First Bank for over 3000 students of public and private schools across communities, is a key component of the 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week of the lender.

The MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries earlier visited the Yaba College of Technology Secondary School on Tuesday to take the career counselling session. It is being commemorated in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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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.

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