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BREAKING: CBN revokes Skye Bank’s license, renames bank Polaris


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has withdrawn the operating license of Skye Bank, assuring depositors that they wont lose their money.

The revocation of Skye Bank’s operating licence follows the Central bank’s decision to pause its injection of funds processes in the lender.

CBN governor and the Managing Director of the Nigeria Insurance Deposit Corporation, NDIC, Godwin Emefiele and Umar Ibrahim respectively, disclosed this on Friday at a media briefing in Lagos.

Mr Emefiele also announced the change in the name of Skye Bank to Polaris Bank which takes over the bank.

He said an injection of N786 billion has been made into the bank with the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has been directed to commence the sale process of the bank from Monday.

The regulators maintain that customers deposits safe as management and members of staff will be retained under the new ownership structure.

Meanwhile, the share price of Skye Bank on Friday gained 4.05 percent at 77 kobo, according to a Channels TV report.

The stock is expected to be placed on suspension from Monday in accordance with bridge bank procedures.

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