TheÂ STL Trustees Limited said its position asÂ one ofÂ leading brandsÂ in the Nigerian corporate trust industry has been reaffirmed with its recent recognition as the â€œNon-Interest Trustees of the Year 2017″ during the 3rd African International Conference on Islamic Finance organised by The Metropolitan Skills Limited in conjunction with the Islamic Finance Council and the Islamic Finance Institute of Southern Africa.
This award category was the first of its kind in the history of the African International Conference on Islamic Finance and STL is being awarded in recognition of its competence and expertise in delivering cutting-edge trust solutions in the area of non interest financial instruments which is fast evolving in Nigeria.
STL Trustees Limited was a delegate Trustee to the first Sukuk Issuance in Nigeria and the OsunstateÂ Sukuk Al-Ijara,Â which was issued by the government to finance the construction of modern elementary, middle and high schools in the state.
Also, the companyÂ Â currently acts as Trustees to some emerging sub-sovereign and sovereign-backed sukuk issues, corporate sukuk issues as well as a couple of ongoing Ethical Funds.
STL was also recently appointed as a Delegate Trustee to the first sovereign Sukuk issued in Nigeria -Â the N100Â billionÂ FGN Road Sukuk, which was issued by the federal government to fund the construction and rehabilitation of some roads across the six geo-political zones in the country.
Speaking on theÂ development, the companyâ€™s chief executive officer,Â Funmi EkundayoÂ said: â€œWe believe so much in our core values which include commitment, innovation and professionalism. Our business model is unique to us and we believe strong in constantly innovating our business model because we operate in an industry that evolves by the day and is extremely dynamic.â€Â