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​​​​NSE Urges Oil & Gas Companies to Explore the Capital Market
Thursday, July 24, 2014

jalo_dinner.jpgThe Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, organized its quarterly CEO Dinner as part of its commitment to developing key sectors of the nation's economy. The dinner which focused on the oil and gas sector had major stakeholders in the industry in attendance.

In his welcome speech, The Executive Director, Business Development, NSE, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri reiterated the commitment of the NSE to providing enabling environment for the development of all the sectors of the economy.

Speaking at the dinner, the CEO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema, noted that the major idea behind the ​CEO Dinner is to get policy makers, prospective companies, listed companies and other stakeholders together to discuss issues that are common to a particular sector and see how such can be advocated for.  Onyema also highlighted the reasons why prospective companies should list on The NSE and the benefits they stand to gain.

Delivering  his keynote address (The Role of Government in Unlocking the Potential of Oil and Gas in the 21st Century in Nigeria), the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Engr. Andrew Yakubu, stated that Nigeria still remains Africa’s largest producer of oil and gas. Yakubu also noted that the Oil and Gas companies can play their part in the development of the sector by taking advantage of the opportunities provided by The Nigerian Stock Exchange. 

This quarter’s dinner themed “The Role of the Capital Market in Unlocking Value in the Oil and Gas Sector” was sponsored by Oando Plc, FBN Capital, Stanbic IBTC Capital, Eterna Plc and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc.