Financial Experts Seek Review Of New CAMA

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Some financial experts have called for the amendment some sections the new Company and Allied Matters Act as a precondition for the revival the Nigerian Capital Market.

They made the call Wednesday at the beginning the Chartered Institute Stockbrokers 2020 Annual Conference tagged ‘Navigating through the Storms-Reenergising the Economy through the Capital Market’.

The new CAMA has been under attack by different stakeholders over some its sections that are perceived as anti-investment.

of the incisive discussions was the examination of the new CAMA by the speaker, Co-founder, Banwo and Ighodalo and Chairman, Sterling Bank, Mr Asue Ighodalo, who made a critique of the new CAMA in his presentation ‘Rebirth of CAMA: Implications for the capital market ecosystem’.

Ighodalo explained that as much as it contains many sections that would enhance the growth and development of the capital market, there was a need review some new sections that could inhibit market growth.

“While CAMA 2020 amends and addresses a number of the loopholes and problem areas in the repealed Act, and also tried revise Companies statute bring same in tune with the 21st century, it would appear that the introduction of some oversight provisions and concepts suggest overregulation of companies and company practices. Some of these excessive regulatory provisions actually impede transactions in the market.

“Section 142 of the Act provides that a company shall , in any event, allot newly issued shares unless they are offered in the first instance to all existing shareholders of the class being issued in proportion as nearly as be to existing holdings. The applicability of this provision does distinguish private and public companies.

The , CIS, Mr Olatunde Amolegbe, explained that finding solutions to ’s problems was part of the conference’s objective.

Amolegbe noted that Nigerian Stockbrokers had skills and competencies that positioned them to assist the government in providing solutions to funding deficit.