The Institute of Capital Market Registrars has said that an effective utilisation of Nigeria’s capital market can help the nation to regain its economic momentum.

This was disclosed by the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Mr Oluseyi Owoturo, in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos.

“The present economic realities calls for effective utilisation of the capital market for enhanced growth and development,” Owoturo said.

He added that the inherent opportunities in the capital market to help the nation regain its economic momentum would take centre stage at the ICMR’s 2023 annual conference slated for November in Lagos.

Owoturo said the conference would unveil the secrets of navigating uncertainties in the Nigerian economy and how innovative technology was transforming, expanding the capital markets while redefining the future.

On the speakers who would be at the conference, Owoturo said that they included a former Group Executive Director of Access Bank Plc and current President, FinTechNGR, Ade Bajomo,  who would deliver the keynote address; Executive Commissioner Operations, Securities & Exchange Commission, Dayo Obisan; and Director, Institute of Capital Market Studies, Nasarawa State University,  Prof. Uche Uwaleke.

He said, “Bajomo will speak on the theme of the conference titled ‘Navigating Nigeria’s economic realities: The transformative power of technology in the capital market’. Obisan would speak on ‘empowering market participants through education and capacity building; while Uwaleke will address ‘Innovation and resilience: navigating uncertain transformations for sustainable business growth’.

Other speakers included Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, CSCS Plc, Haruna Jalo-Waziri, who will be speaking on ‘Harnessing fintech innovation for inclusive capital market: Empowering individuals through financial access and participation’.

Owoturo added that the annual general conference would also feature investiture of Fellows as well as induction of Associates.

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