Governor Godwin Obaseki and Top officials of the Edo State government attended the ‘Closing Gong Ceremony’ organized by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos on Monday. It was gathered that the governor was on the floor of the Nigerian stock Exchange to seek for support for the National Sports Festival scheduled to commence in a fortnight in Benin City.
Obaseki said stockbrokers need to be a part of the Festival, adding that it has always been the tradition of the capital market community to support sports activities in Nigeria.
While speaking Obaseki said “About 25 years ago, the president of the NSE, then the late chief MKO Abiola cheered the fund raising event for the Olympic Games for that year.
“Today, we are here to solicit the support of the capital market community in participating and supporting the National Sports Festival. The National Sports Festival is very important, not only because it caters for the interest of young people, but it is also an event put together in uniting the country.”
Obaseki noted that Edo’s priority currently is to rally support for the sports festival.
Also speaking at the event, NSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Onyema said: “The governor has embarked on various projects, which includes civil service reforms, Edo Production Centre, Edo Innovation Hub, the New Enterprise and Industrial Hub, among others “All these initiatives require funding, which the market can finance and as the governor has said, the state may be issuing one or two instruments in the future