LAGOS: THE Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) believes nationals in the Diaspora can play a key role in the growth of the local economy.
The Chief Executive Officer of the NSE, Oscar Onyema, made the remarks ahead of an investor forum the bourse has scheduled for Zurich, Switzerland on Monday. Taking place at the Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel, Switzerland, the event is targeted at Nigerian Diaspora in Switzerland and across Europe.
“Diasporas present wonderful opportunity to help the development of the Nigerian economy by investing through The Nigerian Stock Exchange, as they can help attract sufficient and stable access to international investment.
The main objective of the forum is to facilitate portfolio investments and inspire Diaspora-led investment for sustainable economic growth, by encouraging the Diaspora to actively participate in investment efforts in the Nigerian capital market,” said Onyema.
Onyema added that the forum will impress upon the Diaspora that there are attractive opportunities available in the Nigerian stock market for them to make investments.
“We have the companies that can help to grow wealth, as well as give businesses and owners the capital they need to continue this growth,” he added.
According to the Head: Corporate Services Division, NSE, Bola Adeeko, the event is in collaboration with the Embassy of Nigeria, Switzerland, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) and Capital Bancorp Plc.
He noted that the forum which will be hosted as a side event to the 2015 World Economic Forum (Davos), in Zurich, Switzerland, will provide a platform for participants to constructively engage in capital market issues and gain an in-depth understanding of capital market investments options, challenges and opportunities.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY