The Executive Director of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, said 80 per cent of the agency’s operating surplus has always been remitted into the Consolidated Revenue Fund annually.
The Director, Omolola Edewor, made this known when she presented the corporation’s 2019 Budget before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions on Monday in Abuja.
She said the corporation had experienced steady increase to the CRF since 2007.
Edewor noted: “In compliance with the provisions as contained in Section 21 to 23 of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, the corporation remits 80 per cent of its operating surplus into the CRF annually.”
According to her, the corporation has transferred N203 billion to the CRF since 2007.
On the implementation of capital budget, the Director said though there were challenges, progress had been made.
Edewor said: “We anticipate much faster progress on the work now that the ground work has been done.”
Edewor pointed out that the corporation’s CSR, listed under its “other overhead expenses,” included support to educational institutions among others.
She said the support included building and equipping of libraries and classrooms as well as ensuring that “the study of deposit insurance is included in the curriculum of some higher institutions.”
She added: “Our staff are our asset as such we do not compromise on training. Training is very key in the sector.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Rafiu Adebayo, requested the corporation to submit details of the corporation’s CSR to the committee.
Adebayo noted that CRS was very important, adding that it was one of the major ways Nigerians benefited from agencies.