Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / 08.30AM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for Proshare WebTV
Outgoing British Deputy High Commissioner Ms. Laure Beaufils has commended the FMDQ OTC Exchange for serving as a symbol of innovation in Nigeria’s financial market.
Beaufils made her remarks at a special event hosted by the Exchange to celebrate her service as a diplomat in Nigeria.
She noted that FMDQ OTC aligned with the goals of the UK government which was to promote prosperity in Nigeria, through the development of open, transparent and deep financial markets.
The Deputy High Commissioner said that the FMDQ was selected in Africa for the visit of the UK Prime Minister Theresa May last year, because it represented a diversified and integrated financial market.
Speaking further she said the UK Government remained committed to the growth and development of the financial services industry in Nigeria.
In a fireside chat at the event the British Deputy High Commissioner described her two year experience in Nigeria as exciting, revealing that Lagos was an extraordinary city full of enterprising and lively people.
She made a strong case for gender inclusion in the area of politics, the financial market and economic activities in the country.
The MD/CEO of FMDQ OTC Exchange Mr Bola Onadele, Koko commended the Outgoing British Deputy High Commissioner for encouraging partnerships between the Exchange and the UK DFID during her service in the country.
Onadele believed that the UK was a strategic partner aligned with the goals of the Exchange in the area of promoting prosperity in Nigeria.
He noted that the FMDQ and the UK Government have strategic partnerships in areas that can unlock the Nigerian economy like Housing, Climate Finance etc.
Ms. Beaufils during her two year service as a British diplomat played a critical role in driving business and commercial relations between the UK and Nigeria.