The Deputy British High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, has engaged capital market stakeholders recently using the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited’s virtual Closing Gong platform.
Speaking at the occasion, Llewellyn-Jones the United Kingdom is still actively participating in the Nigerian market “It gives me great pleasure to be here especially given the shared history between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Exchange. History is always with us in the sense that the UK is still very active in the Nigerian market, with Nigeria being the second largest destination for investments and UK business in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
“My role is to not only celebrate that but to grow, encourage and sustain this level of participation. Although it has been a difficult year economically and financially, I am encouraged by the resilience, creativity and positive performance of British businesses and investments here in Nigeria and I am grateful for this opportunity to talk about how much the UK will continue to do to support Nigeria and British businesses in Nigeria.” The High Commissioner noted.
The Chief Executive Officer, NGX Limited, Temi Popoola, expressed delight over hosting the British Deputy High Commissioner on the inaugural Closing Gong Ceremony at the NGX after a successful demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Chief Executive Officer, NGX Limited, Temi Popoola
“Since the birth of the Lagos Stock Exchange, the British High Commission has remained a partner and supporting institution throughout our journey. One of the recent shows of support was in our 2020 International Women’s Day celebration which was graced by Harriet Thompson, British Deputy High Commissioner as the special guest of honour. In the spirit of continued partnership, I welcome Mr. Llewellyn-Jones to the NGX as I look forward to deepening the partnerships between both organisations to further drive sustainable economic development for Nigeria and Africa as a whole.” Popoola said.