Adeola Adenikinju, a Professor of Economics from the University of Ibadan during the Sixth African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition (CAPE VI) in Abuja stated that Nigerians banks are at risk of bankruptcy.
“If nothing is done there is that possibility of banks going bankrupt. Some of the banks are exposed to the energy sector, oil sector and electricity sector.
“Now, some of those companies are not producing and the interests on the loans are increasing, making it more difficult for them to service those debts. These would put those banks in deep problem.” Adenikinju said.
“Maybe the Federal Government has to step in to help them out, like what it did to the electricity sector.
“The sector was given money, which did not directly go to the electricity companies. It was partly to clear the loan that they borrowed from the banks, so that the banks will not collapse,” he said