British Envoy Assures NSE of ‘Cooperation On Investments’


Dr-Andrew-PocockThe British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Andrew Pocock, on Wednesday assured the management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of enhanced cooperation that would attract more investments into the country.

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Pocock, who gave the assurance during his visit to the exchange in Lagos, said that United Kingdom had been involved in the Nigerian capital market for many years.

“UK sees Nigeria as a country with great potential, especially in the area of extractive industry, manufacturing and services sectors,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the high commissioner as saying during the visit.

Pocock pledged to invite companies from UK to have another look at the Nigerian market so as to enable them to make up their minds about existing trade and investment opportunities.

He said the efforts would be geared toward encouraging the companies to make pragmatic decisions that were not guided by what they saw or read in the mass media.

The Chief Executive Officer of the NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema, said that trading activities on exchange’s new trading platform, “X-GEN’’, would commence next week.

He said that series of tests to ensure the market readiness of the platform had been concluded to ensure its smooth operation, adding that the new trading platform would take the exchange to the next level.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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