November 28, 2022



Environment friendly operation of capital market key to nationwide improvement – Gbajabiamila

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila

Capital markets have been described as avenues for enhance in values of belongings and wealth creation whose correct and environment friendly operation is important to sustainable nationwide financial development.

This was said by Speaker of the Home of Representatives,  Femi Gbajabiamila throughout a Public Listening to name/submission of memoranda on the Investments and Securities Invoice and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers Invoice in Abuja Tuesday.

Represented by Peter Akpatason, Gbajabiamila said that capital markets present funding for brand spanking new and present companies to innovate, broaden, adapt to market modifications and strides and in addition permits small and huge scale buyers to contribute to development of enterprises and by so doing create wealth and financial improvement.

In response to him each payments will assist the Home pursue far reaching reforms of important establishments within the nation. 

“The necessity to make sure that the operations of the capital market and your complete trade sector are sufficiently honest and clear to make sure investor confidence is especially of concern. It’s typically stated that capital is cowardly and can run on the slightest danger. On this new world financial system, when buyers have the choice to shortly transfer cash throughout industries, nations and nations, we can not permit deficiencies within the system that trigger buyers to fret concerning the security of their investments,” he stated. 

In his remarks, Chairman of the Home Committee on Capital Markets and Establishments, Hon. Babangida Ibrahim, stated the ISA Invoice seeks to repeal the present Investments and Securities Act 2007 and to ascertain a brand new market infrastructure and broad ranging system of regulation of investments and securities companies in Nigeria particularly within the areas of derivatives, systematic danger administration, monetary market infrastructure and Ponzi scheme and platforms.

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Different areas the invoice seeks to handle are different buying and selling programs, inclusion of Nationwide Pensions Fee as a part of the board of the Securities and Change Fee, deletion of the provisions on merger management within the present Act and modification of the factors of borrowing by sub nationals and strengthening and enforcement powers of the Securities and Change Fee consistent with the requirement of the Worldwide Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Additionally talking, Director Normal of SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, said that having operated the present enabling Act since July 2007, the Fee has noticed areas requiring evaluation with a purpose to strengthen present provisions, take away ambiguities, introduce new provisions that may improve the worldwide competitiveness of the Nigerian capital market and reposition the market to catalyse nationwide financial transformation.