09 Nov AMCON owes CBN over N4tn
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has said it owes the Central Bank of Nigeria over N4tn.
In a statement on Sunday it said that the debt owed to the CBN could rise to almost N7tn by 2024 at the current rate of inflation.
“There is a dire need for all sister agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria to join forces to ensure that the economic saboteurs who intend to cripple the banking sector before AMCON was set up are compelled to repay the humongous debt that is weighing down the Nigerian economy,” the corporation said.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, was quoted as saying that the corporation had many legal issues in different courts with its obligors.
He said non-collection of the debts, currently in excess of N5tn, would have negative effect on the national resources.
He spoke at the two-day Annual Seminar for Justices of the Courts of Appeal jointly organised by the National Judicial Institute and Legal Academy in Abuja over the weekend, according to the statement.
Kuru was however appreciative of the Nigerian judiciary for sustaining the AMCON Task Force in the four divisions of the Court of Appeal to fast-track AMCON appeals.