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Investors, Government, Others to Rub Minds at Capital Markets Conference

November 18, 2021

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited has created an avenue for key stakeholders in the country’s capital market like regulators, government officials, investors and others to rub minds on how to deepen the space.

These stakeholders will converge on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Transcorp Hilton Abuja for the inaugural NGX Capital Markets Conference with the theme The Future Ready Capital Market: Innovating for Nigeria’s Sustainable Recovery.

A statement from the exchange said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will grace the occasion alongside the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila; and others.

It was further stated that in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, in-person attendance at the conference is by invitation only, while interested persons who wish to attend online via zoom and YouTube can register at https://bit.ly/ngx-cmc2021.

The event is sponsored BUA Group, Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS) and NG Clearing, while the media partners are CNBC Africa, Proshare, Business Day and Nairametrics.

Speaking about the importance of the conference, the CEO of NGX, Mr Temi Popoola, stated that, “The Nigerian capital market plays a critical role in developing the Nigerian economy and, in proxy, the African economy.

“The challenges the capital market encountered during the pandemic have created an opportunity to drive sustainable wealth creation and economic development through policies that foster innovation and digitalisation, addressing severe societal challenges.

“NGX is strategically positioned to invite stakeholders in the capital market to form partnerships that will foster the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.”

Chairman/CEO of BUA Group, Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, on his part, disclosed that, “The initiative of the NGX to engage key stakeholders in the capital market is a commendable step to revitalising the economy and positioning it to attract greater global flows for sustainable economic recovery.

“We at BUA Group applaud NGX for this great initiative and are pleased to partner in taking this giant stride to chart a path for the future of a resilient Nigerian economy.”

Also commenting, the MD/CEO of CSCS, Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri, said, “I believe that yielding partnerships in the capital market will better strengthen the industry, create opportunities for more players and support innovation and digitalisation to better drive the Nigerian economy.”

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