June 03, 2021 / 07:30AM / Bukola Akinyele-Yisau for WebTV /Header Image Credit: EcoGraphics
WebTVTM – Nigeria’s leading digitalTVTM powered by Proshare will on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 host the maiden
edition of its Islamic Finance Webinar Series with the theme “Islamic Finance and the
Nigerian Capital Market“.
According to Fitch Ratings, the Islamic Finance industry in Nigeria
remains nascent and in its early stages of development, but there is potential
for growth. The Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria also confirmed that it has
issued three (3) Sukuk through the capital market to support infrastructure
development across the nation. The total value of the issuances so far is
N362bn, which were all oversubscribed showing the wide acceptance of the
Islamic finance instrument in the capital market.
This Webinar series to be hosted by WebTV’s Islamic Finance Weekly
Anchor, Mrs. Bukola Akinyele-Yisau will be an opportunity to inform
institutional and retail investors about opportunities in the non-interest finance
market in Nigeria and Africa, while addressing salient issues affecting the
growth and development of the market.
The maiden edition scheduled to hold from 10:00AM (WAT) via Zoom will
focus on the Nigerian Capital Market and serve as an opportunity for key
stakeholders in the market to shed light on the following:
Financial Literacy and the Capital Market;
of the Nigerian Exchange and Prospects for the Growth of the Islamic Finance
Market in Nigeria;
Finance and the development of Nigeria’s Debt Market and
through Islamic Finance Products and Index;
Banking and the Capital Market,
Finance and Investment Opportunities in the Capital Market.
Click here to register.
The Webinar which will have as its Keynote Speaker, Mr. Abdulkadir
Abbas, Head of Department, Securities and Investment Services, SEC Nigeria,
will also feature experts and analysts in the industry. Some of the confirmed
- Mrs. Toyin
Sanni, Group Managing Director, Emerging Africa Capital
- Mrs. Adaze
Uzor-Kalu, Head, External Relations, FMDQ Group
Nofadelizan Abdul Rahman, CEO, TAJ Bank
- Mr. Akeem
Oyewale, CEO, Marble Capital with
Mustapha Ishaq Akinlaso (PhD, CSAA) as the
Moderator of the panel and question & answer session.
Islamic Finance provides immense opportunities to deepen the capital
market, boost liquidity, stimulate financial inclusion, enable product
development and serve as a viable alternative source of finance. Nigeria with a
population of over 200m people with about 50% Muslims, has been described as a
potential strategic hub for Islamic Finance in Africa.
This Webinar and others to come will thus enhance increased
enlightenment and education about the opportunities inherent in the ecosystem.
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