CIS re-affirms Plan to grow Membership

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CIS re-affirms Plan  to grow Membership

L-R: 1st Vice President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Oluropo Dada; Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Exchange Limited (NGX), Temi Popoola;  President, Oluwole Adeosun; 2nd Vice President, Fiona Ahimie and Registrar and Chief Executive, Josiah Akerewusi, during the 28th Annual General Meeting of CIS in Lagos recently

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) yesterday assured its members of its ongoing renewed efforts to grow the  membership base by attracting millennials and Generation Z.

At the heart of growing membership is the introduction of technology to all aspects of the Institute’s examinations  processes with the full adoption of Online examination to all levels of its certification examinations to attract candidates across the globe.  and introduction of stand-alone -certification to encourage specialisation among its members  and other initiatives. The Institute is also seeking Federal Civil Service leadership consideratio of its certifications at different levels for employment of its members desiring to chart  careers  in the public sector and for admission into tertiary institutions for post graduate studies .

The first Vice President, Mr Oluropo  Dada, answering questions  at the 28th Annual  General Meeting of the Institute in Lagos explained that local and international collaborations with top-notch tertiary institutions were being exploited  to create awareness of the benefits of certification as securities professionals for the academic community.

” We are collaborating with tertiary institutions, universities in the country, and foreign institutes too. We believe that the numbers would be there. We are looking at what we can do at the Universities to catch them young and attract new people into the profession.

” The Institute has also incorporated stand-alone certification to enable its candidates to specialize in any areas of their choice in line with global standards while it is engaging the relevant government agencies to consider the certifications for employment opportunities in the public sector and admission into tertiary institutions”, Dada said.

Earlier in his welcome address, the President and Chairman of Council, Mr Oluwole Adeosun expressed optimism that the Institute had a bright future reflected  on the success the Institute had achieved in its last thirty years of obtaining the Charter from the Federal Government of Nigeria as the certification and training  body for the country’s capital market which it recently celebrated and branded as CIS@30 .

He took a quick review of the recent development saying : ” It was the first AGM opened to all members of the Institute after the lifting of the COVID -19 public gathering restrictions which limited attendance at the 25th to the 27th Annual General Meetings held between 2020 and 2022.

” The AGM was an opportunity for us to reflect on the progress we have made over the past year in particular and to set new goals for the Institute as we evolve on the heels of the highly successful 30th Anniversary celebration of the Institute’s Charter granted in 1992 by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide certification and training for professionals in the capital market . I am proud of what we have accomplished so far, and I am excited about the future of the Institute. We have also recognized the outstanding contributions and achievements of some members.

” I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all members of the Institute for their contributions and support.  I also appreciate the management and staff of the Institute for their hard work and dedication in organizing this year’s AGM’ , said Adeosun.

The Registrar and Chief Executive, Mr. Josiah Akerewusi, noted that as part of the strategy to grow membership,  the institute had continued to organise essay and quiz competitions for students in the tertiary institutions to create awareness on the regulators , operators and products in the financial market  ecosystem .

The  Meeting ratified election of six members to the Board. They were Mrs. Nkoli Edoka, Mr. Kurfi Garba, Mr. Jude Chiemeka, Mr. Sunday Babarinde, Dr. Mohammed Momoh, and Mr. Mustapha Akaje.


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