SEC takes investor education to NYSC orientation camps

The Securities and Exchange Commission is hoping to increase participation in the country’s capital market by targeting and exposing graduates to opportunities in the market.

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 added.

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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