By our reporter| The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) on Tuesday alerted members of the public on the activities of illegal fund managers who use different platforms to solicit investment with promises of excessive returns on such investments.
In a statement signed by Bashir A. Nuhu, director, communication & public affairs department, NDIC explained that contrary to claims by some of these funds managers, the Corporation does not insure investments with them.
The text of the full statement is published below…
INVESTMENT WITH FUND MANAGERS NOT COVERED BY THE NDIC
With the recent increase in investment channels arising from innovative products, there has been an increase in illegal fund managers who have been using different platforms soliciting public to invest their funds with them, promising excessive returns on such investments.
In order to protect unsuspecting depositors, it has become necessary for the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to continue sensitizing the public on the high risk associated with investing funds with illegal funds managers.
Accordingly, as the deposit insurer, the NDIC would like to inform members of the public that contrary to claims by some of these funds managers, the Corporation does not insure investments with them.
The NDIC insures ONLY deposits of financial institutions licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to accept deposits from the public.
To confirm whether a financial institution is covered by the deposit insurance scheme of the NDIC, please visit our website at www.ndic.gov.ng and click on Who We Cover for the complete list. You can also address any other enquiry to the Director, Communication & Public Affairs Department, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Members of the public are also advised to report any entity suspected to be involved in illegal deposit mobilization to the law enforcement agencies.
Bashir A. Nuhu
Director, Communication & Public Affairs Department
Tuesday 2nd August, 2022