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CSCS wins depository, custody company of the year award

CSCS wins depository, custody company of the year award

Lagos, Nigeria – November 15, 2021 – Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Nigeria’s premier capital market infrastructure added another award to its kitty; The Depository and Custody Company of the Year award at the Banks and other Financial Institutions’ Awards (BAFI) 2021 held in Lagos this last weekend.

The emergence of CSCS as the winner of the keenly contested award is a testimony of the company’s outstanding performance in the depository and custody roles as the Central Securities Depository (CSD) for all securities transacted in the Nigerian Capital Market. CSCS keeps and maintains an electronic book-entry record of all securities including shares, bonds, treasury bills amongst others to facilitate the safekeeping and easy transfer of securities between parties during a trade.

L-R: Mr. Adeyinka Shonekan, Divisional Head, Sales & Business Development; Mrs. Tomilayo Aluko, Head, Communications & Marketing; Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer; Mrs. Onome Komolafe, Divisional Head, Business Services & Client Experience; Mr. Peter Medunoye, Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Johnson Onowugbeda, Team Lead, Communications & Marketing all of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc during the presentation of the Depository and Custody Company of the Year award to CSCS Plc at the Banks and other Financial Institutions’ Awards (BAFI) 2021 held in Lagos at the weekend.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CSCS, Mr. Jalo-Waziri thanked BusinessDay as he attributed the win to the huge investment in technology and manpower. According to Mr. Jalo-Waziri, “the decision we took to ensure that all share certificates were dematerialized and stored for efficient monitoring and management has no doubt brought us success and we will continue to ensure that we enhance our relationship with the depository participants while also accelerating the process of transfer of securities and eliminating risks that are related to holding physical financial securities.”

Speaking further, Mr. Jalo-Waziri said “The award recognition is a duty call to push boundaries further and continually step up our game. I thank the organizers of the awards, BusinessDay Media Limited, the Board and Management/staff of CSCS, all our stakeholders and investors in the Nigerian Capital Market for the opportunity given us to serve and the confidence reposed on us to oversee financial securities in this market.”

The BusinessDay BAFI Awards is an annual recognition event for outstanding performances in Nigeria’s financial services industry. It not only recognizes and celebrates organizations, teams and individuals but also calls for the highest level of excellence in the delivery of financial services across the entire client and customer spectrum.

This is CSCS’s third consecutive year of winning awards at the BAFI.

About CSCS

The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) is a Public Limited Company, with a diversified shareholder base, including the Nigerian Exchange Group, some of the largest banks in Nigeria, private equity firms, other corporate and individual shareholders.  With over two decades of operation, serving as the Central Securities Depository for the Nigerian Capital Market, CSCS has been pivotal to the growth and transformation of the capital market, including its audacious full dematerialization of share certificates and the shortening of settlement cycle in the capital market.

CSCS serves as the Central Depository for Equities, Commercial Papers, Corporate Bonds, Sub-National Bonds, certain Sovereign Bonds (such as FGN Sukuk and FGN Savings Bond), Equity-traded Funds, Real estate Investment Trusts, Mutual funds and Commodities. CSCS is licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The activities of CSCS are governed by the Investment and Securities Act 2007, the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2004, and the SEC Rules.

Leveraging on digital technologies, CSCS serves the market through varying channels, including its web portal; www.cscs.ng; online and mobile applications, web chatbot and, customer service call center; 070 CALL CSCS – 070022552727 or 01 448 0500 amongst others.

CONTACT: [email protected]

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