Market sentiment closed negative with 25 laggards in contrast with 23 gainers.
The competency of engineers plays a key role in the nation’s prosperity, the engineer said.
According to the minister, Nigeria is blessed with abundant gold that can help to manage the effect of the devaluation of the currency.
Market capitalisation rose by N4 billion.
The total volume of trades declined by 6.19 per cent.
The upturn was impacted by gains recorded in medium and large capitalised stocks.
The volume of shares traded improved by 9.37 per cent when compared with the volume of shares transacted on Thursday.
The market closed negative with 19 laggards against 17 gainers.
Analysts attributed the persistent lull to increasing rates in the fixed income market.
In all, the total volume of trades decreased by 59.1 percent as investors bought and sold 222.57 million shares valued at N5.39 billion.