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Tinubu asks Senate to confirm four board members of SEC

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President Bola Tinubu has asked the Senate to screen and confirm four persons appointed as board members of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the apex regulator of Nigeria’s Capital Market.

The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio during the plenary on Wednesday.

The appointed members of the SEC are; Emomotimi Agama, Frana Chukwuogor, Bola Ajomale and Samiya Hassan-Usman.

While Agama was appointed as Director-General and Mr Chukwuogor will serve as Executive Commissioner (Legal and Enforcement) of the Security and Exchange Commission.  Ajomale was appointed as Executive Commissioner (Operations) while  Hassan-Usman was appointed as Executive Commissioner (Corporate Services).

In April, President Tinubu approved the appointment of seven persons as members of the SEC pending their confirmations by the  Senate. But, only four names were transmitted to the Senate for confirmation and Tinubu did not give reasons for not including the names of the other three professionals.

In the letter,  the President explained that the appointment complied with the provisions of section (1) of the Investment and Security Act of 2007.

“Confirmation of appointment of the Director-General and Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By the provision of sections 3 and 5 (1) of the investment and SInvestmentt of 2007. I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate,  the under-listed four nominees as Director-General and Commissioners of Securities and Exchange Commission” he said.

The president urged the lawmakers to expedite the screening and confirmation process.

The Senate President thereafter referred the request to the Senate Committee on Capital Markets to report back to the Senate within two weeks.