LCFE Inducts 83 Commodities Brokers

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LCFE Inducts 83 Commodities Brokers

L-R: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE), Akin Akeredolu-Ale, Chairman, Chief Onyenwechukwu Ezeagu, 2nd Vice Chairman, Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), Ify Ejezie and Member, Board of Directors, LCFE, Alhaji Rasheed Yussuff during induction of 83 stockbrokers as commodities brokers by LCFE in Lagos recently

In pursuit of its strategic manpower development, a Pan African Exchange, Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE), has unboarded, trained and inducted 83 commodities brokers, in conjunction 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 duly licensed commodities brokers of the Exchange. The 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 by the Securities and Exchange Commission  (SEC) for trade on LCFE

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 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 IfyEjezie, Managing Director, Cashville Securities, Mrs UgochiNnodi, Managing Director, Futureview Asset Management, Mr Chete Nwanze, Managing Director, Icon Stockbrokers and Mr Hakeem Otiti, Managing Director, FIS Securities Limited.

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