BGL, Subsidiaries’ Suspension Still Valid -SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has insisted that the suspension of BGL and its subsidiaries from the Nigerian Capital Market remained valid.
According to the information posted on SEC’s Website, the companies’ suspension which took effect May 21st 2015, would be sustained until further notice, adding that BGL and subsidiaries would continue to be absent from capital market operations.
The SEC noted that on September 17th 2015, the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/767/15; BGL Plc or Ors Vs Securities and Exchange Commission, discharged the Ex-parte order obtained by BGL Plc and its subsidiaries  on May 27, 2015.
SEC further noted that “the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS), Financial Market Dealers Quotation (FMDQ) Plc, Nigeria Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Plc and the general public should further note that the directive of the commission in its public notice dated the 21st of May still subsists.”
The commission said that it is committed to the mandate of cleansing the capital market of acts that are detrimental to the confidence of the investors in the market.
SEC noted that the commission is empowered under section 13 (n), 45, 303 of the Investments and Securities Acts (ISA) 2007 and Rule 598 of its Rules and Regulation to protect the integrity of the capital market against all forms of abuse by investigating and sanctioning persons who violate the provisions of the Act.
It would be recalled that the companies involved were sanctioned due to the complaints by their clients and investors which were investigated and confirmed by SEC.