NDIC lauds judiciary, solicitors for diligent prosecution of failed bank cases

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Abuja, May 2, 2023 –  Mr. Bello Hassan, the Managing Director of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has commended the judiciary and members of the Nigerian Bar Association for collaborating with the Corporation in the diligent and timely prosecution of failed bank cases over the years.

Hassan gave the commendation in Abuja at a sensitization seminar for external solicitors of the Corporation with the theme: “The role of NDIC external solicitors in the execution of the mandate of the Corporation”.

The NDIC boss said the support from its external solicitors and the judiciary were evidenced by heightened diligence in handling of the Corporation’s cases, better informed judgments from the court, bar and the bench, resulting in increased awareness on the benefits of deposit insurance scheme in the public domain.

He said that the 2023 seminar was in continuation of efforts to consolidate on the gains recorded through previous exercises which fostered better understanding of the Deposit Insurance Scheme, thereby aiding external solicitors in prosecuting the cases in the interest of bank depositors and the Nigerian financial system.

Hassan said that recovery of debts and realization of assets of closed banks were critical to the achievement of the Corporation’s mandate as a liquidator.

He said that the Corporation needed to continue collaborating with the judiciary and external solicitors in handling parties’ suits against the Corporation, as well as the Corporation’s cases against debtors towards recovering the debts owed to banks under liquidation.

He called on the external solicitors to continue to put in their best in prosecuting the Corporation’s cases notwithstanding the challenges confronting them. (GBN)

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