Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: FG, Stockbrokers Meet On Economy

Lagos — Federal Government and key stockbrokers will be meeting in Abuja on Tuesday to brainstorm on the telecommunications and power sectors of the economy.

Representatives of government expected at the meeting include the vice President Namadi Sambo; Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Minister of Communication Technology Mrs. Omobola Johnson and governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The meeting, to be coordinated by the Chartered Institute Stockbrokers, is meant to generate quality input which it intends to make available to the federal government in designing the appropriate policies for the country. President of the Institute Ariyo Olushekun said brokers have resolved to take a more active role in influencing economic policy by organizing annual national workshops that would contribute to the transformation, not only of the capital market, but the entire national economy.

"It will also assist government agencies to track budget performance and showcase best practices in service delivery. Further, the workshop will present an avenue to influence government policies thereby ensuring the growth and development of key sectors of the Nigerian economy," Olushekun said.

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