The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Foundation Penyo Consult, popularly called Kudimata, is training over 60,000 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on financial literacy.
The program, organised by the financial education platform of the foundation will equip youths with financial skills as entrepreneurs or employees, The Nation reports.
The corps members currently in NYSC orientation camps across the country will receive basic financial training courtesy of the NNPC foundation, “The program is aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with requisite financial skills for success in life, either as entrepreneurs or employees,” a statement by the foundation partly read.
The foundation had provided over 20,000 graduates with such education and entrepreneurial skills.
The Kudimata Chief Executive Officer, Kathleen Erhimu, identified the need to form value-adding alliances to support NYSC’s Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programme.
Its Managing Director, Mrs. Emmanuella Arukwe, said once corps members are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions, they are better positioned to start their lives.
She said the foundation was delighted to provide access to start-up resources and opportunities to ensure youths achieve self-actualisation.
NYSC Director General, Brig.-Gen. Y. D Ahmed, this week, launched this inaugural session of the Basic Financial Education programme to all corps members across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).