SEC Orders Suspension Of Oando Shares


The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has directed the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to suspend the trading of shares of Oando Plc with immediate effect.

This was due to a comprehensive review of two petitions against the company filed by Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal and Ansbury Incorporated, which led the NSE to discover that Oando breached provisions of the Investments & Securities Act 2007 as well as the SEC Code of Corporate Governance for Public Companies.

There was also the cases of “Suspected insider Dealing; Related party transactions not conducted at arm’s length; Discrepancies in the shareholding structure of Oando Plc. Etc”.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange made this known on its website earlier today.

The statement reads in part; “Dealing members are hereby notified that the Securities and Exchange Commission has directed The Nigerian Stock Exchange to suspend trading in the shares of Oando Plc as follows:

“Effective for 48 hours from today, October 18, 2017 to October 20, 2017, the exchange should implement a full suspension in the trading of the shares of Oando Plc; and effective from October 20, 2017 and until further directive, the exchange should implement a technical suspension in the shares of Oando Plc.”