CBN Apex bank directs bankers to declare assets

The directive came from the CBN's Banking Supervision Department and was sent out to all 19 banks currently operating in the country.

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Media reports reveal that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered workers in all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country to declare their assets in a move aimed at expanding an anti-corruption drive in the private sector.

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(Daily Independent)

 

The directive came from the CBN's Banking Supervision Department and was sent out to all 19 banks currently operating in the country, according to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.

Punch Online reported that top officials of Ecobank, Fidelity Bank and FCMB have already confirmed the report.

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All our staff members, from the most junior to the most senior, were asked to declare their assets through a court affidavit. It was handled by the company’s lawyer.

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President Buhari

(Punch)

 

We were asked to declare all our assets, including developed and undeveloped parcels of land, properties, houses in Nigeria and outside Nigeria etc. We were asked to also declare everything, including power generators at home. We complied within one week,” said a banker who spoke anonymously.

Other reports quote top bank executives saying the CBN directive is part of the Federal Government's plan to cover the private sector in its anti-corruption crusade.

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