The corporation has already paid billions to depositors of failed banks.
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) said on Thursday that several customers in the 48 banks liquidated in December 2012 were yet to come forward to collect their deposits.
The Managing Director of NDIC, Umaru Ibrahim, said in Benin at a program organised to sensitise the public on the activities of NDIC that despite the payment of about N90.13 billion to depositors, several others were yet to show up to collect their entitlements.
”Let me seize this opportunity to appeal to all depositors of banks in liquidation to come forward and claim their deposits if they have not done so,” he said. “This can be done through the branches of our agent banks located in every part of the country.”
Mr. Ibrahim said the amount paid out so far was about N10 billion higher than the N80.18 billion paid to depositors in December 2011, adding that about N2.5 billion has also been paid to depositors of 103 closed microfinance banks, MFBs, in December 2012 as against about N2.25 billion paid to similar banks in 2011.
The NDIC, he said, had consistently guaranteed prompt payment to all depositors of the 48 banks in-liquidation since 1994 to date; adding that part of the responsibilities it owed the general public was to map out a number of public awareness initiatives to sensitise the people on the corporations activities and operations, including the payment to the liquidated bank customers.
He, however, warned the banking public to be wary of the activities of unlicensed fund managers to avoid being defrauded, urging the banking public to save their hard earned money in NDIC insured deposit taking financial institutions to benefit from the deposit insurance scheme.
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