The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has announced plans to commence payment of liquidation dividends to uninsured depositors, creditors and shareholders of additional 14 banks in liquidation.
The corporation announced this on Monday in a statement issues in Abuja by its Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department, Bashir Nuhu.
It said ‘stakeholders’ of eight closed banks were to receive their first round of liquidation dividend payments, while six others were to be paid additional sums as part of their liquidation dividends.
The NDIC listed the banks as City Express; All States Trust; Allied Bank; Commerce Bank; North South Bank; Cooperative and Commerce Bank and Nigeria Merchant Bank.
Others are Hilltop Micro-Finance Bank (MFB); Olomoyoyo MFB; Evo MFB; Ngwegwe MFB; Bekwarra MFB; Argungu MFB and Edet MFB.
The corporation advised eligible ‘stakeholders’ of the banks to visit its offices nationwide for the verification of their claims or do so on its website.
It said it had also commenced verification for depositors of 22 Microfinance Banks (MFBs) whose operating licences were recently revoked by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The exercise, according to NDIC is geared toward the payment of insured sums to eligible depositors.
It explained that depositors of the affected MFBs had been advised to visit the closed banks’ addresses where their claims would be verified by its officials.
The corporation said the depositors should also visit its website for the list of the banks.