The Role Of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (N.D.I.C) In Managing Financial Distress (A Case Study Of Citizen Bank Of Nigeria Plc)

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The Role Of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (N.D.I.C) In Managing Financial Distress (A Case Study Of Citizen Bank Of Nigeria Plc)


Nigerian Deposit Insurance scorporation is one of the Regulatory authorities that plays a vital role in our financial institutions. The study will base on the role of “NDIC” Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation in managing Financial distress. However, the researcher will be acquainted with related literatures. The population of the study must comprise the Bank staff and Bank costomers of Citizen Bank Enugu and the NDIC Official in Enugu.

In that case, the sample size will be determined with the Taro Tamanis formular primary and secondary sources of data will be used; coupled with the chi-square to test the formulated hypothesis. Liquidation option as financial distress. Management has implications on confidence of the banking public.

Actually, the financial distress in Nigeria banking system cannot be controlled single handedly. And this owes to the fact that Economic depression which also affects the level of assets and liabilities of banks cannot be offset only by means of a deposit insurance corporation.

Indeed, a good findings will give us a nice recommendation and conclusion as the role of NDIC in Managing financial distress.

Table of Content

Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Certification page
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Abstract
  • Table of content

Chapter One:


  • 1.1 Background of the study
  • 1.2 Statement of the study
  • 1.3 Objective of the study
  • 1.4 Research question
  • 1.5 Research hypothesis
  • 1.6 Significance of the study
  • 1.7 Scope, limitation and delimitation
  • 1.8 Definition of terms
  • Reference

Chapter Two:

Review of Related Literature

  • 2.1 The rule of N.D.I.C in sanitizing the banking sector.
  • 2.2 Supervisory activities of the Nigerian deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • 2.3 Functions of the Nigerian deposit insurance corporation
  • 2.4 Supervision activities of the NDIC
  • 2.5 Off-site surveillance
  • 2.6 On-set examination
  • 2.7 Meaning of bank distress
  • 2.8 Implications and consequences of bank distress.
  • 2.9 Techniques for identifying financial distress in banks
  • 2.10 Either qualitative or indication
  • 2.11 Management of financial distress
  • 2.12 Resolution of banking distress in Nigeria
  • Reference

Chapter Three:

Research Design and Methodology

  • 3.1 Research design
  • 3.2 Area of study
  • 3.3 Population
  • 3.4 Sample and sampling techniques
  • 3.5 Instrument of data collection
  • 3.6 Methods of data collection
  • 3.7 Methods of data analysis
  • Reference

Chapter four:

Data Presentation and Analysis

  • 4.1 Distributions of questionnaires
  • 4.2 Test of hypothesis
  • 4.3 Test of hypothesis using chi square
  • Reference

Chapter Five:

Findings, Recommendation and Conclusion

  • 5.1 Findings
  • 5.2 Recommendation
  • 5.3 Conclusion
  • Bibliography

Chapter One


1.1 Background of the Study

Significant progress has been made during the past years but more intensely during the last five years towards the significations of the Nigerian financial sector through the implementation of distress resolution options. The Nigerian financial systems comprise the financial institutions rules and regulations instruments, and markets for effective intermediation. The financial institution unit of the systems comprises two major categories of institutions in the Deposit taking types and the non-Deposit taking types.

Deposit taking financial institutional include banks, and other saving institutions.

The Nigerian financial sector has been in state of trauma. The banking industry was not exception. Financial distress, non-supportive investment climate, political instability and likes and the major problems that militate against effective banking systems in Nigeria.

Financial distress is an ancient problem that had posed great difficulties to the Nigeria banking sector. The incident of distress in the Nigerian financial sector was first recorded in history during the 1930 world economic depression.

Distress in the Nigerian banking system dates back to the early 50’s when about 51 banks were forced out of the system following the introduction of the very first banking law in Nigeria, the banking or distance of 1952. The ordinance and the CBN Act of 1958 brought the first ever regulation and sanity into the banking system, which was formally a free banking, era. However, the degree of intensity and the scope of financial distress in banks had never been as deep as has been observed since the year 1986. the periods of years starting from 1986-1995 witnessed the greatest ever recommended distress incidence in the Nigerian banking industry. This owned its strength from the operational issues involved in the introduction and implementation of the structural adjustment programme (SAP). During the SAP, the economy was deregulated, banking licence was easily obtained, there was an influx of the banking system with both efficient and inefficient banks.

The incidence of financial distress got of it peak in the year 1989 when the government withdrew its deposit and that of the other public sector institutions from commercial and merchant Banks to the control Banks of Nigeria. This act exposed the weak financial conditions of most banks.

The monetary authority had come with more regulations and regulatory policies on the banking industry in the development sector in a modern economy cannot be over-emphasized. The important of a banking sector in any economy derives from its role of financial intermediation, provision of an efficient payment system, and facilitation of the implementation of monetary policies. An efficient and effective banking sector is essential not only for the protection of depositors encouragement of healthy competition maintenance and protection against system risk Ebhodaghe (1996:24).

Another role or essential role that is being carried out by banks, states by Emekekwue is the role of transferring saving from the surplus economic units of deficit economic units who will utilize these saving in generating investments. The savings surplus economic units would in the process have earned income in the form of interest on those funds that could have been lying idle. Whole the savings, deficit economic unit would in the process earn profit from their investment. It is against this background that they are called financial intermediacies (Emekekwue 1997:15)

In contrast to the ideal, the Nigerian banking sector is caught up in systemic crises.

The menance of financial distress in banks lead to every many reactions and actions taken by the federal governement and its agents in financial matters (The Central Banks of Nigeria ).

Among the actions taken include the terminations of SAP in the year 1991 following the enactment of Bank and other financial institutions Decree (BOFID)No 25 of 1991 still on its attempt to provide a cushion against further bank failures, the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) was established under the NDIC decree No 22 of 1988 by the federal Government there was also the introduction of the prudential guideline the year 1990.

Re-capitalization and stringent regulation of banks were also among the effective tools adopted by the government and the CBN to fight against financial distress in Nigeria.

It is the objective of the research work tot identify the main course of distress in the Nigerian banking sector, assess the NDIC set out modalities for fighting and managing financial distress in the banking system.

The researchers would also try to assess the NDIC performance in it financial distress management role in the banking industry.

Many problem facing the corporation in its distress management functions shall be discussed, suggestions on better options for achieving the aim of its establishment this piece of work has much to tell about the NDIC and its roles in banking distress management.

1.2 Statement of Problem

Financial distress in an economic setting always has a lot of trouble, and numerous problems associated with it. When an economy distress, nodling moves smoothly.

Labour suffers, government suffers, like wise income per capital goes down and there comes economic depression. In the banking and financial sector, the situation goes the same way in periods of financial distress banks do not meet up with depositors demands. Borrowers and investors finds things difficult since credit will be hard to obtain shareholders and foreign merchant are not left out.

During the late 80s when the issues of financial distress was well pronounced in most Nigerian banks, there erupted a lot of fear and created argument in the banking sector and the entire economy.

Those fears and argument started from broad issues and narrowed down to more specific ones for instance, some deposition questioned and rationality behind their banking habit.

A good number of depositions resorted to the financial institutions which are not part of the monetary base and that will constitute a problem to effective operations and individuals took to investing their cash in tangible assets like building and cars. This act would handicap effective financial intermediatory roles of the bank since customers deposits constitute main assets of banks.

In the areas of role of erea of NDIC in bank distress management, a lot of problems do arise. In the year 1998, for instance, certain controversial issues emanated from the operations of the corporation.

The liquidation exercise and the long silence and delayed that proceeded was not desired by the banking public. Many depositors were sent to their grave before NDIC decided to come to sawage.

Another problem is the issue of amount insured the maximum coverage of #50,000 per depositors in the events of bank failure is generally considered not enough by the general public. The inadequacy of the amount insured is a big problem in the sense that most depositors do lose huge sums especially the uninsured depositors.

It is against these problem that the study would try to have an objective view of the constitute hindrance and economic set back.

1.3 Objective of the Study

Financial distress in banks and Nigeria economy have given a lot of concern to the common man, the banking sector itself, the entire financial system and the populace in line with the problems stated, it is the objective of the study to accomplish the following:

  1. To assess the effects of bank distress in the Nigerian economy.
  2. To assess the contribution made by NDIC in sanitization of banks.
  3. To get solution to bank distress in the Nigerian financial system.
  4. To evaluate the impact of bank distress resolution option so far applied in the economy and their implications on the Nigerian financial system.
  5. To assess it liquidation options as banks distress management having any implications on the confidence of the banking public.

1.4 Research Question

In the question to look into is the issue of the role of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation in managing financial distress in banks. The researcher would try to provide answers to he following questions:

  1. What are the effects of banks distress on the Nigerian economy?
  2. What contribution has NDIC made in sanitising distress in banks
  3. What are the solutions to banks distress in the Nigerian banking system?
  4. What are the impact of bank distress resolutions options so far applied in the Nigerian financial systems?

1.5 Research Hypothesis

  1. Ho: Bank distress has no adverse effects on the Nigerian economy
    Hi: Bank distress, has adverse effect on the Nigerian Economy
  2. Ho: Contribution made by NDIC in sanitising distress in banks is not effective in the Nigerian financial industries.
    Hi: Contribute made by NDIC in sanitising distress in banks is effective in the Nigerian financial industries.
  3. Ho: There is no solution to bank distress in the Nigerian banking system.
    Hi: There is solution in bank distress in the Nigerian banking system.
  4. Ho: The resolution options so far applied has no implication in the confidence of the banking public.
    Hi: The resolution options so far applied has implication in the confidence of the banking public.
  5. Ho: Liquidation option, as Bank Distress management has no implication on the confidence of the banking confidence.
    Hi: Liquidation option as Bank Distress management has implication on the confidence of the banking confidence.

1.6 Significance of the Study

The significance of study derives from significance of a proper banking system in an economy. The threats of financial distress have never gone out of the minds of the banking public especially the dispositions and to them the level of NDIC’S committement into protective their interest in banking business since they are always the worst victims of banks failure.

Lastly, the study would not fail x-ray the areas where much is expected of the Nigerian Deposit insurance corporation so that the federal government would know.

1.8 Definition of Terms

In this section, we make brief definitions of financial banking terminologies and concept employed in completion of the study. This act would help to facilitate easy and better understanding of the work.

1. Financial or Bank Distress:

This term in the banking terminologies or field depicts and unhealthy condition. It means the inability of bank to meet their obligations while in operation and many constitute serious, mind or negligible bank failure depending on the circumstances

Secondly before a bank is pronounced distress, it is usually subjected to the acronomy “CAMELS” Rating system known as six key elements.

This elements which serve as index for assessment are called uniform. Index-Agency Banking Rating system (UIABRS) represented with the acronomy CAMELS, Onyia and Oleka (2000:66)

2. Depositors:

This are bank customers who deposits money in the form of bank accounts of various type widu a bank.

3. Insured and uninsured Depositors:

Insured depositors are those deposition who have their deposit covers to the time of N50,000 by the NDIC and who are entitled to a maximum of the amount in event of Liquidation, while uninsured depositors refers to those depositors who have deposits in excess of the amount insured (N50,000).

4. Amount insured:

This is the fixed Amount which a depositors receives of his bankers. The amount insured may or may not be covered by the depositors.

5. Insolvency:

A bank is said to be insolvent when its total liabilities exceeds its total assets.

6. Liquidity:

A bank is illiquid when it has no cash or neasr cash items to settle its mature obligations and meet the customers demands.

7. Resolution option:

The choice made by authorities (CBN/NDIC), to reserve bank failure.

8. Liquidation:

Dissolution of an insolvent Resuscitation: Bringing back to life and proper functioning of a distressed bank through the help either CBN, or the NDIC by its distress management roles in the banking industry.

Chapter Five

Summary of Findings Recommendation and Conclusions.

5.1 Findings

From the analysis, the researcher found out that:

  1. Liquidation option as financial distress management has implication on the confidence of the banking public.
  2. NDIC operations contribute to the sanitization of banks.
  3. Excessive lending, fraud in banks, is planned and economic policies of the government. The study also show that poor management is the main causes of bank distress.
  4. Bank distress affects every other sectors of the economy since most of those sub-sectors and main sectors of the economy depend on banks for funds some of the sub-sectors in the agricultural and commercial sectors of the economy have their projects and ventures abandoned and uncompleted owing to the bad effects of distress in banks.
  5. The major hindrance facing the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation in its operations in bank distress management is mismanagement of funds.

5.2 Recommendations

Based on the findings of the research, the researcher makes the following recommendations:

  1. The federal Government of Nigeria should come to the aid of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation in the aspect of financing. The corporation may also be allowed to go into investment in risky assets to reap high earnings given the level of risk, all things being equal.
  2. To eliminate poor management in banks, every half-backed manager of a bank should be removed, and mentocracy should be applied in the appointment of Board of Directors following the stipulation in the BOFID 1991 as amended.
  3. Seminar and workshop should be organised for the bank officials. This would help to equip them with adequate knowledge of NDIC and its role in the banking industry.

This would make them to relate with the NDIC examiners, feel free to expose their problem to the corporation before they go out of hand and lead to distress situation.

5.3 Conclusion

In the light of the above observation and findings, the study is how able to conclude as follows:

  1. Financial distress in the Nigerian banking system cannot be controlled single handedly. This owes to the fact that economic depression which also affects the level of assets and liabilities of banks cannot be off-set only by means of a deposit insurance corporation.
  2. Poor management in bank creates room for other inefficiencies in banking operations, and thereby leading to distress in banks.
  3. Increase distress in the other sectors of the economy is as a result f distress in banks.
  4. Management of funds is the main problem which hinders effective operation of the NDIC.

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