SEC Directs CMOs to Comply With Company Information Update; Sets July 31, 2017 Deadline

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Friday, May 12, 2017 8:55 AM /SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 directed all Capital Market Experts or Professionals to provide updated information of their companies/firms in December 2016 and February 2017.

However, it was observed that a large number of Capital Market Experts or Professionals comprising Reporting Accountants, Solicitors, and Estate Surveyors/Valuers etc. did not respond to the request.

The underlisted firms are by this circular required to indicate their interest in retaining their registration with SEC as Capital Market Experts or Professionals by providing updated information on their firms using the link provided below;

They are also reminded that the minimum number of Sponsored Individuals required for their registered function is three (3), including a Compliance Officer.

In recognition that a larger number of Capital Market Experts or Professionals have offices in Lagos, the Commission in January 2017 relocated its Registration and Inspectorate Divisions to Lagos. The concerned Capital Market Experts or Professionals are enjoined to visit any of the Commission’s Offices listed below for further clarification:

Head Office – Abuja
 SEC TOWERS, Plot 272, Samuel Adesujo Ademulegun Street, Central Business District, P.M.B:315, Garki, Abuja.

Lagos 3, Idejo Street, Opposite ICON House,Off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island P.M.B:12638 Marina, Lagos State

Kano African Alliance House (4th Floor), F1, Sani Abacha Way/Airport Road, Opposite KLM Airlines, Kano, Kano State.

Port-Harcourt 31 Woji Road, GRA Phase 2, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

All concerned Capital Market Experts or Professionals are required to comply with this directive on or before July 31, 2017 as any firm whose response is not received within this time frame would be considered inactive and the SEC would exercise its power to revoke its registration.

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