The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, wishes to address the recent misleading news reports circulating on various social media platforms under the headline “CBN Liquidates 20 Banks – NDIC (Names).” Contrary to the misleading headline, the Corporation would like to clarify that the 20 banks mentioned in those reports were among the banks that had been previously closed between 1994 and 2006 due to the revocation of their operating licenses by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
The Corporation made this known in a statement signed the by the Director, Communication Public Affairs, Bashir Nuhu, which was made available to Energy Frontier.
“The general public should be aware that the NDIC has fulfilled its commitment by paying the statutory guaranteed sums to the concerned depositors. Furthermore, the Corporation has made cumulative payments of liquidation dividends totaling N45.45 billion as of July 2023, representing amounts exceeding the guaranteed sums to depositors of the 20 banks”, he said.
“Indeed, it is in light of recent additional recoveries from debtors of the liquidated banks, that the Corporation announced an additional N16.18 billion of liquidation dividends to be paid to depositors, creditors, and shareholders as the case may be of the 20 banks in liquidation”, he added.
“We therefore, urge relevant stakeholders to visit any NDIC office or access the claims page on the Corporation’s website, www.ndic.gov.ng, to download, complete, and submit the verification form along with the prescribed supporting documents. Submissions should be sent to the dedicated email: email@example.com”, he stressed.
He listed the closed banks covered by this exercise to include: Liberty Bank, City Express Bank, Assurance Bank, Century Bank, Allied Bank, Financial Merchant Bank, Icon Merchant Bank, Progress Bank, Merchant Bank of Africa, Premier Commercial Bank, North South Bank, and Prime Merchant Bank.
Others are Commercial Trust Bank, Cooperative and Commerce Bank, Rims Merchant Bank, Pan African Bank, Fortune Bank, All States Trust Bank, Nigeria Merchant Bank, and Amicable Bank in-liquidation.
“It is important to note that liquidation dividend represents the amount in excess of the insured sums paid by the NDIC to depositors of a closed bank. This amount is derived from recoveries made through realization of assets of failed financial institutions and covers payments to creditors and shareholders after the full payment to depositors of the defunct bank”, noted the Director.