The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has commenced talks with the Anambra State government on a range of development issues that may bring about strategic partnership.
Details of the discussion are still hazy, but when concluded, Anambra State government may emerge as one of the institute’s strategic partners for project execution next year.
As a prelude to the final decision, the institute’s principal officers visited Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State recently to canvass for the state government’s support for the institute’s projects.
Addressing Governor Obiano and his team, the acting President and Chairman of Council, CIS, Mr Oluwaseyi Abe, explained that in line with the institute’s strategic plan, strategic partners are required for execution of many projects.
According to him, the projects include sponsorship of customized training programme for the staff of Anambra State government agencies, sponsorship of 20,000 indigents of Anambra State for the institute’s diploma programme in securities and investment, sponsorship of mega television documentary that highlights the substance and essence of investment through the capital market, sponsorship of the annual national conference, workshop and allied major events.
“In view of the above and the strategic positioning of the CIS in the area of capacity building and certification of professionals, we would like to among others collaborate with the Anambra State government in the area of capacity building and employment creation among the teeming unemployed youths through the institute’s training and certification programme,” Abe said.
Responding, Gov. Obiano commended the institute for its foresight in the area of capacity building and assured the principal officers of the willingness of his administration to participate in development projects. He, however, explained that his administration would study the highlights in order to take decisions appropriately.
On the team of the institute were the second Vice President, Mr Dapo Adekoje; the Registrar and Chief Executive, Mr Adedeji Ajadi and Assistant Director/Head, Research and Technical, Mr Arize Nwobu.