In a compelling address during the 11th Annual Conference of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) in Lagos, Sir Demola Aladekomo, the Founder of Chams Plc and Executive Chairman of SmartCity Plc, called for a strategic alliance between capital market operators, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), and the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to effectively address the prevailing identity challenges within the Nigerian capital market.
Under the theme “Sustainability of the Nigerian Stock Market as a Catalyst for Economic Growth and Prosperity,” Aladekomo highlighted the critical need to prioritize identity management in the sector, emphasizing that solutions like the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and the National Identification Number (NIN) have already laid a foundation for addressing identity-related issues.
Aladekomo, a key player in successful national identity projects, including BVN, Chamscity Guinness World Record, NCC SIM registration, and INEC’s Voters Registration, stressed the importance of restoring public confidence in the capital market. He proposed comprehensive implementation of BVN and NIN, increased awareness among stakeholders, attracting investments from pension funds and foreign entities, and the introduction of innovative products and services by the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX).
To tackle identity concerns in the capital market, Aladekomo urged regulators to prioritize swift and firm action, enhance cooperation with stakeholders, and actively manage Nigeria’s image against fraud and scams. He emphasized the significance of instilling confidence through measures that not only safeguard investments but also contribute to the market’s sustained growth.
Aladekomo’s call for collaborative efforts and his insightful recommendations underscore the imperative for collective action to enhance the integrity and resilience of Nigeria’s capital market.