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Financial Literacy: UnityBank Commences 2020 One Minute Genius Competition For Children

MD/CEO Unity Bank Plc, Tomi Somefun.


Unity Bank Plc has announced the official commencement of its One Minute Genius (OMG) contest for this year.

OMG is an educational gameshow to engage students as part of activities to commemorate Children’s Day.

This is in line with the efforts to drive the financial literacy initiatives of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In a statement, the back said over 120 winners are expected to emerge at the end of the 5-day contest that will kick off on Monday, June 1, 2020, and run daily till Friday, June 5th, 2020.

According to the statement, the competition can be monitored on Beat FM 99.9 Lagos, Beat FM Abuja, 94.1, and online on the Bank’s Website (

“The One Minute Genius is an initiative that underscores Unity Bank’s belief in children, it connects with the Nigerian children’s aspirations and reinforces the importance of education as a vehicle to empower the child to succeed beyond their wildest dreams.” The statement read.

Every Child and student between the ages of 6 –12 years are legible to participate in the game.

The idea is to enable the participant to improve their intelligent quotient and unleash the genius in them. The game will be played as a blend of quizzes containing spelling Bee and Arithmetic questions.

The children that answer the questions correctly within the one-minute stipulated timeframe will be rewarded with cash prizes.

Commenting on the initiative, Head, Retail and SME Banking, Unity Bank, Funwa Akinmade said the One Minute Genius gameshow is a participatory learning and reward contest aimed at motivating students towards subject mastery using a branch of reinforcement model.

Akinmade urged parents and guardians to avail their wards the opportunity to participate in the competition.

In previous editions of Children’s Day engagement, the Bank hosted students of Kings College Lagos and held Spelling BEE competition to promote financial literacy, leadership, and advocacy against anti-social behaviour among youths.

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