The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has published a list of 100 out of a total of 217 Chronic Debtors.
The Debtors list which includes several known companies, as well as individuals on their books who owe a total of N953.43 Billon has caused some stir and ruffled several feathers.
Interestingly, Silverbird Group owned by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, whose assets were taken over by AMCON a few days ago over a debt of about N11 billion was not seen on the list.
AMCON had on Thursday June 23, taken possession of over three assets belonging to Silverbird Group in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.
They are Silverbird Galleria Limited located at 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Plot No 1161 (Silverbird Galleria); Silverbird Promotions Limited located at Central Area Cadastral Zone AOO, Abuja; and Silverbird Showtime Limited located at Abonnema Wharf Road and Abali Park in Port Harcourt City of Rivers State.
In a statement, AMCON said:
“Further to our various publications advising debtors to come and settle their obligations with us, and in line with the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) instructing us to publish the list of 217 chronic debtors.
“We hereby present a list of 100 out of a total of 12,744 obligors on our books, being the first batch of many to be published. The listed debtors are hereby advised to engage us for resolution of their unpaid obligations”
Responding to the seizure, Senator Ben Bruce had stated that the issues were being resolved and that Silverbird group would bounce back noting that the challenge was only a temporary setback.