The Nigerian Exchange Group has expressed its commitment to ensuring gender equity.
This was stated as the Group and its partners including the World Federation of Exchanges, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, United Nations Women, United Nations Global Compact and International Finance Corporation, marked the International Women’s Day themed ‘Embrace Equity: Setting the standard for a sustainable future’.
In his welcome remarks, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Group, Mr Oscar Onyema, noted that the Group was committed to prioritising equity, diversity and inclusion in its workplace.
He said “Gender equity is an ongoing journey that requires sustained efforts and commitment from all of us. We must commit to continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible, embrace new ideas to challenge ourselves and each other for a more equitable and sustainable future.”
He said, “With Nigeria2Equal, we have been able to galvanise private sector action to close the gender gap, the most recent program of which is the launch of the gender-based violence and harassment in workplaces research.”
Nigeria2Equal is an initiative aimed at reducing gender gaps across employment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria’s private sector