SEC issues guideline on banking sector recapitalisation in Nigeria

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued its Framework on Banking Sector Capitalisation Programme, 2024.

The framework was released on the commission’s website on Friday.

This comes following the Central Bank of Nigeria March’s announcement of fresh minimum capital requirements for all banks in Nigeria to achieve a $1 trillion economy.

Accordingly, the SEC’s framework serves as a comprehensive guide for Banks/Holding Companies and market participants to navigate the recapitalisation program effectively.

Consequently, the SEC said it would charge banks N1,000,000 million as a penalty for an application returned for being incomplete.

“This framework outlines the guidelines and procedures banks are required to follow to raise capital through rights issuance, private placements, or other approved methods during the 2024-2026 recapitalisation period.Residents bemoan flooding in Benue

“Where an application is returned for being incomplete – a penalty of N1,000,000 and a re-filing fee of N100,000 shall apply. This fee is payable by the Issuing House without recourse to the Issuer or the Issue proceeds”, the statement partly reads.

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