- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The House of Representatives has approved sanctions against 15 commercial banks in the country for alleged under-remmittance of a total sum of N1,586,662,611 stamp duty collected on behalf of the Nigerian Postal Service( NIPOST) into the federation account.
The affected banks apart from being penalised are to pay the amount they under-remitted to the Federation Account with interest. The House took the decision at the Committee of the Whole, after it considered and adopted the recommendations of the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that investigated alleged non -remittance of stamp duty into the Federation Account.
Other recommendations of the Ad-hoc Committee, which was adopted by the Green Chamber include: “That a machinery be put in place to allow recovery of under remittances after further reconciliation is carried out with the banks concerned. “That in view of the apparent lack of transparency on the part of most financial institutions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should strengthen its supervisory activity to ensure that financial institutions report and remit all government revenues correctly and promptly. That the Central Bank of Nigeria should also ensure that directives sent to financial institutions are followed to the letter.
Photo Caption: Yakubu Dogara Speaker House of Rep