Investment One Inaugurates Club
Investment One, a financial service limited, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, launched Covenant University Chapter of Investment Club and inducted some students of the University.
In his opening remarks at the event, the Registrar of the University, Mr Olumuyiwa Oludayo stated that the goal of the club is to educate the students on how to encounter financial freedom and become enterprisingly self dependent graduates who would be of assistance to others.
He stated further that lack of this consciousness makes graduates dependent on parents, friends and relatives. “The club will consist of a group of people who will have financial intelligence and invest to make the world a better place to stay”, he said.
While addressing the students, Head, Investment Education, Investment One Limited, Mr. Iyobosa Ihaza described the investment club as a group of people who pools their money together to make investment.
He said the objective of the company is to boost the investment culture of undergraduates by creating an awareness programme. “It will be a platform of knowledge and capacity building” he said
He enumerated the benefits of the club which include educational experience, practical exposure, sound advice, opportunity of internship and investment ambassador among others.
The club will be divided into seven sectors which include Financial, Industrial, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, ICT, Consumer goods, as well as Hotel and Tourism.
High point of the event was the launching of the club by the Registrar of the University, Mr Olumuyiwa Oludayo and the appointment of the pioneer executives of the club.
Mr. Oikah Samuel, a 300 Level Accounting student was appointed as the President, while Miss. Abeng Blessing, a 400 Level Biochemistry and Mr. Ekeoparah Tobechukwu, a 300 Level Business Administration student were appointed Secretary and Research Coordinator respectively.
In an interview with the Executive of the Investment Club, the President stated that they were appointed because of their capability to handle the responsibility.
He said as the pioneer President of the club, he planned to draft the constitution for the club and appoint leaders into the seven sectors to coordinate activities and further publicize the club. He added that the club would educate students on how to go about investment and to be financially inclined.
In the same vein, the Secretary of the club, Blessing Abeng, noted that major seminars would be organised to educate students on how to invest because many have limited knowledge of investment. “I will like to introduce the club to the Alumni base of the University” she said.
On his part, the Research Coordinator, Mr. Ekeoparah Tobechukwu said that he would make research on new development in universities around the world and ensure that there are innovations that would make the club significant.