SEC To Take Investor Education to NYSC Orientation Camps

According to news reaching us,we learnt that The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC is hoping to increase participation in the country’s capital market by targeting and exposing graduates to opportunities in the market.

Mallam Mounir Gwarzo

The commission, which has organised
series of investor education programmes
for Nigerians in various sectors, is to hold a
series of hour-long lectures on investment,
finance, capital market education at the
2015 Batch A Orientation Camps of the
National Youth Service Corps in 31 states of
the federation including Abuja.

The Head, Investor Education, SEC, Mr. Obi
Adindu, said the series, entitled
‘Opportunities in the Nigerian capital
market’ would hold simultaneously in NYSC
orientation camps across the country on
Thursday, May 21, 2015.

According to him, it is in furtherance of the
market development mandate of the SEC
and is aimed at raising the bar of capital
market awareness among the vital public
that are members of the NYSC.

“The series reflects the strong emphasis
placed on investor education by the current
leadership of the SEC, which is mirrored in a
recent statement by the Director-General of
the SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, that ‘Investor
education will constitute the fulcrum of the
SEC’s market development effort’,” Adindu

He explained that the series was also in line
with an existing capital market awareness
partnership between the SEC and NYSC on
which basis the Corps extended an
invitation to its ‘2015 Batch A Orientation
Camps’ to the SEC.

Adindu said, “The central theme of the
exercise which is ‘Opportunities in the
Nigerian Capital Market’ will devolve into
topics and sub-themes such as the investor
protection role of the SEC in the Nigerian
Capital Market; products and services in the
capital market; advantages of collective
investment schemes as investment vehicles;
how to identify investment fraudsters/
scammers/ponzi schemes; and job
opportunities in the capital market.”

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