$2b TSA Money CBN removes UBA from list of sanctioned banks

The CBN had barred the nine banks from the foreign exchange market for hiding over $2 billion belonging to the NNPC.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reportedly spared the United Bank for Africa (UBA) among the nine deposit money banks (DMBs) banned from the foreign exchange market for hiding over $2 billion belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

According to The Cable, CBN director of banking supervision, Tokunbo Martins, disclosed this on Wednesday, August 24.

Martins was quoted as saying: “Further to the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to return all outstanding unremitted NNPC/NLNG foreign currency, this is to confirm that the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has remitted all outstanding NNPC/NLNG deposits in its possession to NNPC’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) at the CBN.

“Accordingly, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has been re-admitted into the Foreign Exchange Market effective Thursday, August 25, 2016.”

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The CBN yesterday, August 23, barred the nine banks from the foreign exchange market until they fully refund the $2.1 billion in their coffers.

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