In pursuit of its strategic manpower development, a Pan African Exchange, Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE), has onboarded, trained and inducted 83 commodities brokers, in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) to drive seamless transaction on the Exchange which thrives on trading of electronic receipts of commodities products across asset classes.
The induction is the third in the series for the duly licensed commodities brokers of the Exchange. LCFE had on 17th March, flagged off the induction with the Doyens and other Elders of the Market and admitted another set of Commodity Brokers on the 31st of March.
The event featured the oath taking ceremony by the Inductees, presentation of certificates and the robbing of the inductees by Doyens of the Capital Market
Addressing the inductees, The Exchange’s Chairman, Chief Onyenwechukwu Ezeagu explained the occasion was an important and memorable occasion for the inducted brokers because they were the first set of brokers to be inducted after the Commissioning and full operationalization of the Exchange. He noted that the Exchange had been making great strides in gold trading since the launch of the Eko Gold Coins in July. He encouraged the brokers to be committed to driving the market as they join other Commodity brokers who are currently trading Gold on LCFE.
Corroborating him, LCFE’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Akeredolu-Ale, urged the brokers to make a commitment towards developing the Commodities ecosystem with determination and resilience that will in turn change the face of the economy. According to him, the commodities ecosystem, is large enough for all the Brokers to participate profitably, especially, with the 13 Commodities approved for trade on LCFE by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Chairman, Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), Mr. Sam Onukwue, congratulated the Brokers who are also certified stockbrokers. He urged them to unleash their creativity by developing products, trading and growing volume of transactions on the Exchange.
The event was graced by many dignitaries, including Alhaji Rasheed Yussuff, the Doyen of the day, Mr. Yahaya Babaginda who represented the Managing Director of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) PLC.
Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Mr. Chukwudi Nga, the Head of CIS Academy and Mr. Athan Ogbozor, the Executive Secretary ASHON.
Some of the notable inductees include Mr. Innocent Ike, the former Managing Director, Polaris Bank, Ms. Ify Ejezie, Managing Director, Cashville Securities, Mrs. Ugochi Nnodi, Managing Director, Futureview Asset Management, Mr. Chete Nwanze, Managing Director, Icon Stockbrokers and Mr. Hakeem Otiti, Managing Director, FIS Securities Limited.