…..Below are some of the real questions begging for answers
FGN injected N300b to stabilize/recapitalize Union Bank. The federal ministry of finance and CBN can confirm this position.
A further N239b was deployed into the bank by Amcon to buy off toxic assets on the bank’s books
How then did FGN end up with 21% of the bank while Union Global Partners (foreign investment vehicle) walked away with 64% stake when it only invested N78b ($500m @ N155/$ in 2011?
The Bank has now been sold for a fraction of the sunk amount.
Is NASS aware of these issues?
Tunde Lemo was a deputy governor of CBN during the transaction period. By corporate governance provision, is he allowed to be associated with the acquisition of this same intervened Bank as a beneficiary?
Union bank was a group comprising of seven companies in 2011 but now reduced to one commercial entity without recourse to FGN
What happened to all the subsidiaries and/or other assets?
Who acquired what assert and under what terms/ approvals?
Faruk Gumel is the current Chairman of NSIA, a state establishment and at the same time a Group Executive Director with TGI, the major shareholder in Titan Bank the new owners in union Bank.
Does this transaction qualify at arms length as defined by Nigeria corporate governance provision?
Perhaps the President and Commander in Chief, as well as leadership of NASS, should ask these questions and more. CBN, Amcon, Federal ministry of finance, and erstwhile Managing Director of Union bank Mr Emeka Emuwa should provide the answers for this.