SEC takes financial literacy to grassroots


Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with various grassroots groups in its financial literacy campaign in a bid to ensure that Nigerians in the rural areas are effectively sensitised on the benefits of investing in the capital market.

Acting Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Mary Uduk, stated this during a meeting with executive members of National Youths Initiative for Peace and Governance (NYIPG) at the Commission’s head office in Abuja.

Uduk who was represented by Acting Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services of SEC, Mr. Henry Rowlands, commended the organisation on the various good governance and entrepreneurship sensitisation campaigns they have carried out.

She expressed the desire of the commission to tap into NYIPG’s existing structures to also sensitise the grassroots on financial literacy.

“We are delighted at the various sensitisations you have carried out to enlighten the people in your region on the need to engage in meaningful vocations. When someone is fully engaged, he will work for the peace of the country as he would not want any activity that would destroy his business. The SEC as part of its market development mandate would like to partner with you to educate the people on the best ways to invest the money they are making from their businesses,” Uduk said.

Vice President, National Youths Initiative for Peace and Governance (NYIPG), Abdulmalik Alfo, commended the SEC on its various initiatives as contained in the 10 year capital market master plan and pledged the readiness of his association to collaborate with the Commission in any area necessary.

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