Monday, June 24, 2019 / 06.00AM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for Proshare WebTV / Header Image Credit: Pulse.ng
The Federal Government will today inaugurate the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
This is a welcome development to the Nigerian capital market, as the last time a board was constituted was in 2015.
SEC is the apex regulator of the financial and capital market in Nigeria.
The new board has as Chairman Mr Olufemi Lijadu a commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience.
Mr Lijadu worked with the Udoma and Osagie Chambers (1992-1994), was appointed Executive Director at United Bank for Africa (1997-2002), served in the Presidential Committee on the Recovery of Government Assets (2015-2017).
He was a consultant at Femi Lijadu & Company, and also C0-Founded a thriving business law firm Ukiri & Lijadu Law Firm.
Lijadu has vast experience in Energy Law, Banking and Finance Law, Foreign Investment Law and Commercial Law.
Mr Lijadu attended University of Durham, St Chads College (1977-1980) where he bagged his B.A Hons in Law, and furthered his studies at the University College London, UCL (1982-1983) where he bagged his LLM in Law.
The SEC Board Chairman also has an M.SC in Business Management from the London Business School (2002-2003).
He has various publications to his name, some of which include;
Other members of the SEC Board include;