SEC canvasses for more listing of infrastructure bonds

The Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Lamido Yuguda in a recent workshop have called on the Federal Government to increase its listing of infrastructure bonds to meet the infrastructure needs of the country.

At the 2023 workshop of the Capital Market Correspondents Association of Nigeria themed, ‘leveraging capital market in financing the national development plan, Mr Lamido Yuguda stated thus:

 “Effectively harnessing the capital market for national development entails a multifaceted approach.

“This includes deploying more infrastructure bonds, fostering public-private partnerships establishing specialised entities like special purpose vehicles, listing state-owned enterprises, issuing green bonds to support sustainable projects, bolstering small and medium enterprises, championing financial inclusion initiatives, refining the regulatory framework, conducting comprehensive investor education and awareness campaigns, nurturing innovation in financial instruments, implementing robust monitoring”

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