Nigeria sacks heads of five banks 尼日利亚解雇五大银行行长
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The Nigerian central bank has injected 400bn naira ($2.6bn; £1.6bn) into five banks and sacked their managers.


Governor Sanusi
Governor Sanusi's decision comes only two months after he took over

The regulator said the banks were undercapitalised and posed a risk to the entire banking1 system.

Governor Lamido Sanusi said Afribank, Finbank, Intercontinental Bank, Oceanic Bank and Union Bank would be run as normal until new investors2 were found.

The move was unprecedented3(空前的) in Nigeria, sending the naira down 2% to 156.9 versus4 the dollar.


"The banks have lost their money in bad loans," Mr Sanusi told reporters in Lagos. "We have questions about the management, so we have put in new management."

"We assure every depositor that no-one will lose money and we will continue to support the banks and all Nigerian banks," he said.

Armed police secured the buildings of the five banks to protect their assets.

Mr Sanusi took over as head of the central bank over two months ago, pledging to clean up the banking system that has fuelled growth in Nigeria.

Among the executives removed were senior members of Nigeria's corporate5 elite6, long seen as almost untouchable by the political establishment.

"The banking sector7 is a critical part of any economic system and we believe the steps being taken will deliver an effective solution to a very serious set of challenges," said Michael Hugman, a strategist at Standard Bank.

The five institutions account for 40% of banking sector credit in Nigeria.

Bad loans

Mr Sanusi said the five banks had accounted for almost 90% of exposure to the central bank's so-called discount window, which allows banks to borrow in the short-term from the central bank to meet their needs.

"The excessively high level of non-performing loans in the five banks ... was attributable to poor corporate governance practices, lax(松懈的,不严的) credit administration processes and the absence or non-adherence to credit risk management practices," he said.

Mr Sanusi added the Nigerian government had no intention of nationalising the five banks and that this was a temporary measure.

The central bank has completed audits8 of 10 banks, including the five being rescued, and the Central Bank of Nigeria will now probe all of the country's 24 banks, Mr Sanusi said.


1 banking aySz20     
  • John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
  • He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
2 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
  • a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  • a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
3 unprecedented 7gSyJ     
  • The air crash caused an unprecedented number of deaths.这次空难的死亡人数是空前的。
  • A flood of this sort is really unprecedented.这样大的洪水真是十年九不遇。
4 versus wi7wU     
  • The big match tonight is England versus Spain.今晚的大赛是英格兰对西班牙。
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5 corporate 7olzl     
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
6 elite CqzxN     
  • The power elite inside the government is controlling foreign policy.政府内部的一群握有实权的精英控制着对外政策。
  • We have a political elite in this country.我们国家有一群政治精英。
7 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
8 audits c54379fa058a9ad836b60a32f9ceb5bd     
n.审计,查账( audit的名词复数 )v.审计,查账( audit的第三人称单数 )
  • Requires that use of all bond funds is subject to independent audits. 需要使用的所有债券基金是受独立审计。 来自互联网
  • Support the locations during customer-visits, audits and quality-improvement programs. 支持客户参观,稽核和提高品质等项目。 来自互联网
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