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CBN Revokes Banking License Of Heritage Bank Plc



Information reaching the OsunReporters News has it that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday revoked the licence of Heritage Bank Plc with immediate effect.

According to reports, the move is in accordance with its mandate to promote a sound financial
system in Nigeria and in exercise of its powers under Section 12 of the Banks and Other Financial Act (BOFIA) 2020.

,,,,”””””The CBN said this action has become necessary due to the bank’s breach of Section 12 (1) of BOFIA, 2020, noting that the Board and Management of the bank have not been able to improve the bank’s financial performance, a situation which constitutes a threat to financial stability.

,,,,, ,,The apex bank added that follows a period during which the apex bank engaged with the bank and prescribed various supervisory steps intended to stem the decline.

,,,,”Regrettably, the bank has continued to suffer and has no reasonable prospects of recovery, thereby making the revocation of the license the next necessary step. Consequently, the CBN has taken this action to strengthen public confidence in the banking system and ensure that the soundness of our financial system is not impaired.

“The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) is hereby appointed as the Liquidator of the bank in accordance with Section 12 (2) of BOFIA, 2020. We wish to assure the public that the Nigerian financial system remains on a solid footing.

___”::;;;“The action we are taking today reflects our continued commitment to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and soundness of our financial system,” CBN said.

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