NIGERIA: Stockbrokers Prepare for National Workshop

 Operators in the stockbroking community and other stakeholders in the nation’s capital market and economy generally will  gather in Abuja later this month to get update on the federal government agenda and  discuss expectations from the private sector.

The gathering will be the national workshop organised by the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).

However, in order to ensure a success workshop, a top-level meeting of senior stockbrokers will take place today in Lagos where strategies for the workshop would be finalised.

One of the promoters of the national workshop and Group Chief Executive officer of BGL Group, Mr Albert  0kumagba,  said in statement that expected the meeting include: The President, CIS, Muritala Ariyo  Olushekun,  the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CIS,  Mr Adedeji Ajadi, chairmen and members of various sub-committees and other senior.
The theme of this year’s workshop: “Update on the Transformation agenda and Expectations from the Private Sector.”

According to Okumagba, the theme was carefully chosen to focus on  the trade and investment, power and agriculture sectors.

Before today’s meeting,  the  workshop Technical Sub- Committee  had held a meeting  where  its  Chairman, Mr Ayodele Adu, the Chief Executive 0fficer, Morgan Capital  and other members brainstormed on the resource persons, publicity drive and logistics of the workshop.

The committee met to align competent  resource persons with the workshop’s sub-themes which are : Funding agriculture through the capital market; foreign investment initiative for Nigeria; financial inclusion strategies for Nigeria; creating wealth through the Nigerian Creative Industry; update on energy sector reforms; and Nigerian Broadband revolution.

Adu confirmed that today’s meeting is a larger group which is expected to receive an update from all sub-committees and finalise the workshop implementation strategy.

According to him, distinguished guests such as President Good luck Jonathan have been invited. Other top government functionaries including the Vice President,  Namadi Sambo; Senate President, Senator David Mark; Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal; various chairmen of committees in the national assembly, ministers, capital market regulators and operators,  captains of industries and financial experts.

The organisers said this year’s national workshop, the third in the series, is to provide a veritable avenue to identify, diagnose and propose practicable solutions to critical issues that must be addressed to enable Nigeria join the league of the 20 most economically virile and politically stable countries in 2020.

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