ICMR Affirms Nigerian Capital Market's Vital Role in Driving Economic Growth

The Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) highlights the pivotal role of Nigeria's capital market in fostering economic growth. They emphasize the market's effectiveness as a tool for driving economic progress and development. The ICMR's upcoming conference aims to explore the potential of the capital market in revitalizing the economy amidst current challenges. Renowned speakers will address key topics, including technology's transformative influence on the capital market.

Unlocking Economic Potential: ICMR's Insights on the Capital Market

The Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) has underscored the crucial role of Nigeria's capital market in reigniting economic momentum and fostering growth. Mr. Oluseyi Owoturo, the President and Chairman of the Institute, emphasized this in a statement from Lagos. He highlighted the current economic landscape, emphasizing the imperative of leveraging the capital market for heightened progress and development.


Owoturo revealed that the ICMR's annual conference scheduled for November 4, 2023 in Lagos will center around exploring the inherent opportunities within the capital market to drive economic resurgence.

The conference aims to unravel the strategies for navigating uncertainties in the Nigerian economy, shedding light on how innovative technology is reshaping and expanding the capital markets. It will delve into how technological innovation is revolutionizing these markets and shaping the future.

A notable figure in the finance sector, Mr. Ade Bajomo, a former Group Executive Director of Access Bank Plc and current President of the FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR), is set to deliver the keynote address. The conference's theme is "Navigating Nigeria's Economic Realities: The Transformative Power of Technology in the Capital Market."

Distinguished speakers at the event include Mr. Dayo Obisan, Executive Commissioner of Operations at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and Prof. Uche Uwaleke, Director of the Institute of Capital Market Studies at Nasarawa State University, as well as Special Adviser to the Senate Committee Chairman on Capital Market.

Obisan will address "Empowering Market Participants through Education and Capacity Building," while Uwaleke will speak on "Innovation and Resilience: Navigating Uncertain Transformations for Sustainable Business Growth."

Furthermore, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSCS Plc, will share insights on "Harnessing Fintech Innovation for Inclusive Capital Market: Empowering Individuals through Financial Access and Participation."

ICMR, established in 2004 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), is tasked with conducting professional examinations in share registration and providing continuous training for experts in securities data management within the capital market.

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