By Chris Agabi
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) NDIC has commenced the payment of N16.18 billion liquidation dividends to depositors, creditors and shareholders of 20 banks in-liquidation.
This followed recoveries from the debtors and realisation of assets of the banks in liquidation, a statement by Bashir A. Nuhu, NDIC’s Director, Communication & Public Affairs made available to Economy Footprint indicated.
The closed banks covered by the exercise are Liberty Bank, City Express Bank, Assurance Bank, Century Bank, Allied Bank, Financial Merchant Bank, Icon Merchant Bank, Progress Bank, Merchant Bank of Africa (MBA), 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.
He said the NDIC “has commenced verification and payment of stakeholders covered by the declarations within 30 days, starting from 28th September 2023.”
“It is instructive to note that the ongoing payment is sequel to earlier payment of various sums which cumulatively amounted to N45.45bn as liquidation dividends in respect of the 20 banks as at July 2023” the statement further stated.
“Relevant stakeholders have been requested to visit any of the NDIC’s offices closer to them or go to the claims page on the Corporation’s website, www.ndic.gov.ng to download, complete and submit the verification form with prescribed supporting documents to the dedicated email for the purpose: email@example.com” the statement said.
Liquidation dividend represents amount in excess of the insured sums paid by the NDIC to depositors of a closed bank from recoveries made from realisation of assets of failed financial institutions. It also covers amount paid to creditors and shareholders of closed bank after full payment to depositors of such defunct bank.