The acting director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary Uduk; and the chief executive officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, were among recipients of the honorary fellowship awards by the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR).
Bola Onadele. Koko, chief executive officer, FMDQ OTC Securities; Daisy Ekineh, one time acting, SEC and chief executive officer DSE Advisory Services Limited; Henry Olayemi, chairman, Reward Investments & Services Limited; and Olutola Mobolurin, chairman Capital Bancorp Plc, were also among the renowned capital market figures conferred with the honorary fellowship awards
The ceremony happened in the late hours of Friday last week in Nigeria commercial city, Lagos; and graced the presence of both regulators and players in the Nigerian capital market space, including Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who chaired the occasion.
The event also saw the conferring of 22 fellows for investiture and the ushering of the new governing council that will steer the ship of the Institute and the Registrars industry to a new, greater height.
The institute bestowed on Seyi Owoturo, as the new president and chairman of the council, to pilot its affairs, even as Bayo Olugbemi, steps aside as president. Owoturo in his acceptance speech noted that as the new president of the council, his main objective would be to educate and inspire.
“To continue from where my predecessor Bayo Olugbemi stopped, ensuring that as registrars, we leave a positive mark in the minds of our various stakeholders. It is imperative we elevate our thinking and our mindset,” he said.
Members of the institute were tasked to implore “integrity” in their dealings as that is the only way that trusts can be instilled in the capital market.