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NGX Remains Veritable Platform for all Investment Needs—Popoola

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, Mr Temi Popoola, has said the local bourse remains one of the best platforms for unlocking investment opportunities in the capital market.

Mr Popoola made this disclosure on Tuesday at an investors’ webinar headlined by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who doubles as the Chairman of the National Council on Privatization.

The event was organised in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

“I would like to reiterate that the ability to unlock the investment opportunities in Nigeria’s privatization and economic reform programmes will be impacted by our collective ability to overcome our prevailing challenges and to leverage the opportunities that abound amidst these challenges.

“As you seek to leverage these opportunities, please be reminded that NGX remains a veritable platform for all investment needs.

“At NGX, we continually work with all key stakeholders to develop products and services that meet the needs of stakeholders, whilst deepening the Nigerian capital market,” Mr Popoola said at the virtual programme themed Showcasing Investment Opportunities in the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Privatization and Economic Reform Programme.

In his presentation on unlocking investment opportunities in Nigeria through privatization, the Group CEO of NGX Group Plc, Mr Oscar Onyema, sounded the call for public and private sector players to work together to support Nigeria’s economic reform programmes.

“At NGX Group, we are keen to support both public and private sectors to achieve greater success in resource optimization.

“We are also actively involved in contributing to policy formulation and advocacy to ensure that entities can thrive within an enabling environment,” he said.

Also featured at the event were Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoh; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Water Resources, Mr  Suleiman Adamu; Director, Energy, BPE, Mr Yunana Malo; Director, Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnership, BPE, Mr Amaechi Aloke; Executive Secretary, NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku; Chief Economist/Partner, PwC, Mr Andrew Nevin; and Partner & Portfolio Manager, Genesis Investment Management, Mr Richard Mather.

Others were the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr Uche Orji; President, Institute for Foresight and Leadership (Nigeria & Canada), Dr Ifeanyi Onyemere; Chairman, Heirs Holding, Mr Tony Elumelu; Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari; Managing Director, Indorama Eleme Petro-Chemicals Company, Mr Manish Mundra; and Chairman of the Automobile Committee on Non-Performing Enterprises, Mr Jumat Alli-Oluwafuyi.

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