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Bankers’ Committee Orders Closure of Banks In Niger State



The Bankers’ Committee has ordered all Deposit Money Banks in Minna, Niger State, to shut down both their branches and ATMs to customers effective from 10th September, 2021 until further notice.


This was contained in a communique issued by the committee after a meeting held at CBN office in Minna on Tuesday 9th September.



The directive was in reaction to the closure of commercial banks in Minna and the 3-day notice served to the other banks “over bogus tax liability claims by the Niger State Internal Revenue Service.”


In the communique, the committee requested the unconditional unsealing of all banking premises to allow for business operations beginning from 9th September, 2021.


“The withdrawal of the notice of enforcement served on the other Banks and rather, call for open negotiation and reconciliation of available records.


“A standing committee to be set up to review each of the Bank’s claims vis-a-vis the available records,” the communique read.




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