NSE unveils 2face as ambassador

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has officially announced the appointment of multi-award winning artiste, Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as ‘2face Idibia’ as its Good Cause Ambassador.

2face’s appointment was disclosed at an unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Stock Exchange in Lagos.

2face unveiled as NSE ambassador in Lagos
2face and NSE officials at the unveiling ceremony

Commenting on the appointment, Oscar N. Onyema OON, Chief Executive Officer, NSE, stated that The Exchange was pleased to welcome the musician as its first Good Cause Ambassador.

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According to Onyema, 2face’s focus on promoting social causes such as raising awareness on peace, the fight against fake drugs, and various other ills that plague the Nigerian society through his music aligns with NSE’s commitment to creating sustainable value for its diverse stakeholders as well as increasing impact in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“We run an inclusive Corporate Sustainability strategy that promotes a market-based approach to environmental, social and governance imperatives amongst all stakeholders.  The appointment of Tuface is aimed at inspiring accelerated progress towards the advancement of the SDGs.”

Speaking at the event, 2face said while it’s an honour to join the NSE family, he has always used his music to inspire change in the world and this has been the focus of the campaigns he has supported over the years.

“I’m indeed delighted to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I will like to assure all that I will be dedicated to the good cause of promoting sustainable development as championed by the Exchange.”

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The musician’s role: As the Good Cause Ambassador, Tuface is expected to lend his voice to raising awareness and mobilizing support for the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability initiatives of The Nigerian Stock Exchange geared toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Nigeria.

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