NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is one of the leading bourses in Africa. It was honoured  at the debut of the Filex Awards in 2016 for its annual essay competition for secondary school students. This flagship financial education programme, which has a national reach commenced in 2000 and runs on an annual basis with the aim of driving research and quest for information on topics such as investments, personal financial management and capital market dynamics. More than 3,500 students take part every year through the platform of their schools and in this way the Nigerian Stock Exchange is promoting financial literacy by catching them young. The Award was received for the Nigerian Stock Exchange by Mr. Bola Adeeko, Head of the Exchange’s Corporate Services Division.

2016 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC), PAN-ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

The mission of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), one of the units of the Pan-Atlantic University, is to build a network of entrepreneurial leaders through commitment to continuous learning, process improvement and business integrity. The Centre was honoured for the customized content on its online portal known as the SME Toolkit. Through this internet interface, the Enterprise Development Centre provides free access to tools and resources on budgeting, savings and insurance that have a bearing on both personal financial literacy and enterprise literacy. The Award was received for Enterprise Development Centre by its Deputy Director, Mrs Nnena Okekearu.

2016 INNOVATION AWARD

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR ALL

Financial Literacy for All, a non-governmental organization (NGO), was honoured for its savings education programmes for young people including those with special needs such as the hearing and sight impaired. Through its Teach Children to Save Summits, Financial Literacy for All has reached more than 18,000 children and it supports financial education through the use of innovative teaching aids such as its comic, The Egg and the Poultry Farm, its publication, 101 Ways to Save in Nigeria and the Ant Bank, their novel take on the traditional piggy bank. The Award was received on behalf of Financial Literacy for All by Laja Shoniran, the Founder.

2016 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO A NON-FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

SOLA SALAKO

Sola Salako was honoured for her long and extensive experience of advocating for  the rights and protection of financial consumers in Nigeria. Through her organization, the Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON), she has given voice and visibility, using traditional and social media, to the concerns of financial consumers ranging from lack of pricing transparency to financial frauds, poor service delivery and privacy abuses. A consummate professional with over 28 years experience in the fields of marketing, communications, public relations and journalism, she has been unrelenting and an effective and passionate activist for the financial consumer including through the No Banking Day campaign in protest at excessive bank charges. For all these reasons, Sola Salako is a deserving and worthy recipient of the first Consumer Champion Award.

2016 CONSUMER CHAMPION AWARD

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