Arik Air, MTN, Sahara Group, Others to List on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

News Alert: The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday said that some companies are preparing to list on the exchange, “with MTN, Arik Air and Sahara group already signifying their intentions.”

The NSE in a statement said, “As more companies prepare to list on the exchange, with MTN, Arik Air and Sahara group already signifying their intentions, it appears the NSE is prepared to leverage technology to continue to serves its growing clientele.”

The Exchange was recently awarded the ISO 27001:2013 certification by the British Standards institute, a United Kingdom based global standards institution with over a decade history of helping companies achieve best practice standards in their operations across 150 economies.

ISO Certification
The ISO 27001:2013 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for Information Security Management System (ISMS). Also, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards required to install and sustain qualitative practices in organisations worldwide.

The certification achievement gives both the NSE and its stakeholders the confidence to trust the organisation with the safe-keeping and processing of their information as well as ensure that appropriate controls are in place to prevent wherever possible and manage risks in the unlikely event of a breach. 

“With the ISO certification, existing and new players can rest assured that a strong information security wall has been built to protect the activities on the exchange,” the statement said.

Commenting on the achievement, Oscar Onyema, CEO of NSE said, “ISO Certification is an important reference for many international investors and I am extremely proud of our organisation to have achieved this feat, a further testament to our commitment to deploy robust information management systems and processes across our service value chain in line with global standards.”

“We have made significant investment in deploying cutting edge technology to facilitate trading of securities using our X-Gen platform and other enterprise applications and international standards such as this help us to minimise risk. As ISO 27001 is the most stringent certification for information security controls, I congratulate our employees who worked diligently during this process,” Mr. Onyema added.