Oyebanji restates commitment to partnership economic players


Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has reiterated the commitment of his administration on strategic engagement with relevant economic players in the country to create more opportunities for the people and take them out of poverty and misery.

Speaking at the investiture ceremony of the 13th President and Chairman of the Governing Council of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, CIS, Mr Oluropo Dada, in Lagos on Friday, the Governor explained that his government plans to collaborate with the private sector to allow citizens of the state tap into contemporary economic opportunities.

Governor Oyebanji who was the special guest of honour at the event, congratulated the new CIS President, Mr Aderopo Dada, an indigene of the state and expressed confidence in his capacity to lead the institute to greater heights.

He charged him to bring to bear his decades of experience and expertise in repositioning the Institute.

The Governor assured the CIS President of his support and called for a solid collaboration between the institute and the government of Ekiti State.

“Today, we celebrate one of our own, Mr. Ropo Dada, whose exemplary leadership and professional excellence have earned him the prestigious position of President of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. This is a proud moment for Ekiti State, and it signifies the potential and capabilities of our people when given the right opportunities.” Governor Oyebanji stated

He reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, thereby boosting the state’s economy and providing employment opportunities for its residents.

“Our administration is dedicated to partnering with economic stakeholders to support the growth of MSMEs, which are the backbone of our economy. We are confident that with capable leaders like Mr Dada at the helm of key economic institutions, we can achieve significant progress in our economic development programmes.

“We have introduced several initiatives to support SMEs, including the establishment of business incubators, provision of low-interest loans, and investment in critical infrastructure. We believe that these measures will go a long way in empowering our entrepreneurs and driving economic growth”, the Governor added.

He emphasized the need for continuous engagement and partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve sustainable development goals and a resilient economy.

In his address after taking the oath of Office, the New CIS President, Mr Ropo Dada, expressed gratitude to the members of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers for the confidence reposed in him. He acknowledged the support of his family, colleagues, and the people of Ekiti State, promising to uphold the values of the institute and work towards enhancing the professional standards and growth of the stockbroking profession in Nigeria.

“It is an honour and a privilege to serve as the 13th President of the Nigeria Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. I am committed to working tirelessly with all stakeholders to advance the interests of our profession and contribute to the economic development of our nation.”

In his remarks, the chairman of the event and former Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, President, Wole Olanipekun, SAN, urged other professional bodies and institutions to emulate the smooth transition of leadership in the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, which he said is devoid of any rancour associated with other professional associations.

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