Nigeria’s Insurance Corporation warns against illegal fund managers
Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has warned the general public to desist from investing funds with illegal fund managers as it does not insure investments with them.
The NDIC stated that it “insures only deposits of financial institutions licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to accept deposits from the public.”
The corporation also advised members of the public to confirm whether a financial institution is covered by the deposit insurance scheme of the NDIC, by visiting its website at www.ndic.gov.ng and click on “Who We Cover for the complete list”, stressing that “you can also address any other enquiry to the Director, Communication & Public Affairs Department, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation.”
The warning is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Communication& Public Affairs Department of the NDIC, Bashir A. Nuhu.
Nuhu said, “in order to protect unsuspecting depositors, it has become necessary for the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to continue sensitising 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.”
He advised members of the public to report any entity suspected to be involved in illegal deposit mobilisation to the law enforcement agencies.
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.