NGX to Fortify Ties With CIS to Drive Growth, Value Creation in Capital Market

November 7, 2022
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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited has promised to strengthen its ties with the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) to deepen the country’s capital market.

Chairman of NGX, Mr Abubakar Mahmoud, speaking at the closing gong ceremony to commemorate the institute’s 30th anniversary on Monday, praised the organisation for upholding integrity and ethics in the capital market while promoting and protecting the interests of the stockbroking community.

At the event held to also reopen the trading floor of the market, Mr Mahmoud thanked the stockbrokers for their cooperation with the NGX, attributing the successful record of trading with zero downtime to a combination of NGX’s investment drive in technology and the collective agility and collaboration between the Exchange and the stockbroking community.

“Thirty years of excellence is no small feat, and at the Exchange, we recognise the significance of CIS to the capital market as it engenders commitment to the highest standards of service and professionalism. Its advocacy initiatives and support for the stockbroking and investment practice in Nigeria is notable and worthy of celebration.

“Moving forward as the exchange, we plan to leverage our shared history and cordial relationship with CIS to further drive growth and value creation in the capital market. NGX wishes the institute many more years of excellence as it continues to markedly enhance the Nigerian capital market and the broader economy,” he said.

On his part, the Chairman of NGX Group Plc, Mr Umar Kwairanga, noted that it was to the credit of NGX, NGX Regulation, Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS), NGX Group and the stockbroking community that trading flowed seamlessly during the forced closure period.

He, however, said, “I also know how physical interactions matter to us brokers and will continue to make sure that we see the impact of us coming back to the trading floor.

“We are also marking this alongside the ceremony commemorating our 30th anniversary. I hope this is just the beginning of a greater collaboration between brokers, NGX Group as a whole and the capital market.”

The CEO of NGX, Mr Temi Popoola, while also speaking, promised that, “NGX will continue to support the initiatives of the institute and cooperate for the further advancement of the capital market.”

The President and Chairman of the Governing Council of CIS, Mr Oluwole Adeosun, underscored the longstanding relationship between CIS and the exchange, pledging that the institute will continue to cooperate with NGX Group in its new structure.

“A lot has been achieved from the initial foundation built by NGX for CIS. For 32 months, we have been trading seamlessly remotely due to the investments NGX made. We, the operators, express gratitude to the exchange and believe we are definitely poised to achieve more together onward,” he stated.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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