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BREAKING: CBN takes over Skye Bank, changes name


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it has taken over Skye Bank Nigeria Plc.

CBN Governor and the Managing Director of the Nigeria Insurance Deposit Corporation, Godwin Emefiele disclosed this on Friday at a media briefing on Lagos

He also announced the changing of the name to Polaris Bank.

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

The revocation of Skye bank follows the Central bank’s decision to pause it’s injection of funds processes in the lender.

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.

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

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