Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Ezra has been nominated to be inducted a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS), by the Governing Council of the Institute.
By the approval, Dikki is now entitled to use the designated letters FCS after his name and on all appropriate occasions.
Conveying the DG’s induction via a letter with reference number HMS/ABL/AAA/2015 and dated July 9, 2015, the Head, Membership & Student Affairs, Babatunde Apena said the appointment takes effect from June 1, 2015, while the induction takes place in October, 2015, during the Stockholders Conference/Investiture of Fellows of the Institute.
The DG’s membership certificate and plaque would be presented to him at the 2015 Stockbrokers Annual Conference/Investiture of Fellows of the institute slated for October this year.
A 1980 Accounting graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and licensed broker, Dikki had worked as a Consultant with Galaxie Securities Limited. He was previously the Managing Director of First Atlantic Securities Limited, a stock broking company. He also worked with Continental Merchant Bank (former Chase Merchant Bank). He joined the BPE as a Director in 2005.
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) is a professional Institute established by Act 105 of 1992 as a not-for-profit organization to provide training for professionals in stockbroking, securities and investment, fund and portfolio management, asset management, investment management, and other related fields.
It is also responsible for the regulation and discipline of members of the profession. CIS is an affiliated member of APBN and an active member of Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA) based in Switzerland.
The Institute’s qualification compares favourably with other foreign qualifications given its rigorous and practice-oriented content and examination. Holders of its certification are highly skilled personnel and hold top positions both in the private and public sectors by virtue of the qualitative, rich and relevant training they had undergone before achieving the certification.