Human Rights

Finance Minister appoints Mary Uduk as Acting Director-General, SEC

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has appointed Mary Uduk as Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The Minister, in a letter dated 13th April, 2018, said Uduk’s appointment had become necessary to ensure effective regulation of the Capital Market.

Her appointment will, subject to satisfactory performance, subsist until further notice.

The former Acting Director-General of the Commission, Dr. Abdul Zubair, was also redeployed to External Relations Department.

Other appointments were: C. Karawusa � Acting Executive Commissioner, Legal and Enforcement; Isiyaku Tilde � Acting Executive Commissioner, Operations; Henry Roland Adekunle � Acting Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services.

The new Acting Director-General joined the Commission in 1986 as an Assistant Financial Analyst.

Her career as a regulator has spanned many functions and departments in the Commission, from corporate finance, administration, to providing structural policy and due diligence for capital market transactions.

She has also been responsible for managing several landmark capital market projects, including the registration of Capital Market Operators, articulating rules for bonds and equities; Mergers, acquisitions and take-overs, and managing the banking and insurance industry consolidations between 2005-2007.

Uduk served as the pioneer Head of the Operations Division in the Lagos Zonal Office, and has headed the following Departments in the Commission: Internal Control, Investment Management, Financial Standards and Corporate Governance and Securities, and Investment Services Department, among others.

Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Finance has requested for a formal explanation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the recent communications between the Commission and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), which adversely impacted market .

Source: Voice of Nigeria