World Investor Week: SEC to educate public on investors’ protection

 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will educate the public on investors’ protection through various media to commemorate the 2021 World Investor Week (WIW).A statement by the commission in Abuja on Monday said that the investor education would be in partnership with the Financial Literacy Technical Committee (FLTC).

The statement said that the commission and the FLTC would host a webinar titled: “Relevance of Sustainable Finance in an Emerging Capital Market” and “Frauds and Scams in the Capital Market: Identification and Prevention.”

”The SEC and other stakeholders in the capital market have overtime, frequently sought to enhance the level and quality of financial literacy in Nigeria.

”Major among the recent initiatives is the plan to introduce capital market studies in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions; a project which has reached an advanced stage.

“The essence of this year’s event cannot be over-emphasised given the peculiar state of world affairs.

”In line with the above, the SEC is poised in this fifth edition of the WIW, to sustain the milestone that has been achieved in deepening investor education and increasing financial literacy among the investors.

“Therefore, the SEC enjoins stakeholders nationwide to be part of the event in their own little way in order to create the needed awareness in educating and protecting the investors,” the  statement added.