By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Publisher/CEO of BusinessDay Media, Mr Frank Aigbogun, was on Friday, August 31, 2018, celebrated by the FMDQ OTC Exchange in recognition and appreciation of the contribution of the business news platform to the financial sector in Nigeria.
Mr Aigbogun was at the new business premises of the FMDQ in Lagos fondly called Exchange Place for the ceremony.
Among those present at the event were Mr Ayo Gbeleyi, former Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State; Dr Wura Abiola, Managing Director of Management Transformation Limited; Mr Boason Omofaye, Head of Business News at Channels Television and other key representatives from BusinessDay Media.
The ceremony was marked by interesting activities including a private tour of FMDQ’s trading simulation room for its learning and development initiative for the next generation (i.e. students across the primary, secondary and tertiary levels), FMDQ Q-Hub, its training rooms for the development of the OTC Exchange’s staff and capacity building for its markets stakeholders, and a walk-through of the depiction of FMDQ’s evolution timeline from inception to date.
Other major highlights of the event included an ‘FMDQ HardTalk’ session with Mr Aigbogun on critical economic and political issues, a series of well-articulated goodwill messages and a presentation of a memento to the guest of honour.
Whilst delivering the Special Address, Mr Bola Onadele-Koko, Managing Director/CEO of FMDQ stated that, “We are proud to partner with the likes of BusinessDay who celebrates our little drops of water which, more important than promoting the brand, promotes our mandate and thus support our mission to empower the financial markets.”
He further stated that, “It was time to put the debt capital markets on the map of discussions as part of the wider plans to win the share of mind of governments, corporates, retail investors, amongst others, towards its potential to achieve exponential growth for the economy, and BusinessDay, without doubt, has continued to do a fantastic job.”
Mr Aigbogun, during his remarks, expressed his delight and appreciation to the OTC Exchange for welcoming him to Exchange Place and honouring BusinessDay Media in such a grand manner.
He commended the OTC Exchange for its exemplary initiatives which have continued to set the pace for the certain transformation of the Nigerian financial markets towards global competitiveness and reiterated the full commitment of BusinessDay Media to continue to play its part, in collaboration with and support of FMDQ, in the delivery of the nationwide desire for true and certain economic development.
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