The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), on October 9, 2014, won the award for Best Initiative in Support of SMEs and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at this year’s Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards.
The award was announced during the Ai CEO Investment Summit at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington DC, alongside the World Bank Annual Meetings. Africa investor hosts the Ai Investment and Business Leader Awards to reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements and investments across the investment spectrum in Africa.
On receiving the award, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr Oscar Onyema, reiterated the exchange’s commitment to providing a platform for sustainable growth and development of the small to mid-sized companies, as they remained the drivers of growth in the African economy. “The NSE is devoted to taking a leading role in creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy for our stakeholders,” he said.
Onyema maintained that improving access to financial and investment services in Nigeria was an important element of the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy. “As a responsible financial institution, we are particularly focused on ensuring financial inclusion and supporting global partnerships with the aim of addressing Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 and 8.”
Source : Tribune