Eight banks were this morning sealed by the Enugu State Government for failure to remit about ₦1, 000,000,000.00 (One Billion naira) in taxes to the coffer official the state government.
The state government, through the Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue (ESBIR) on Feburary 6 and 16, 2017, obtained Exparte Orders from the Enugu State High Court to distrain the affected banks. The Board began the enforcement exercise this morning, and I wish to state that it was very successful.
The eight banks are Access Bank PLC, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Skye Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, Heritage (Enterprise) Bank, Keystone Bank, and Sterling Bank.
The branches of the affected banks in the State, which are now under lock and key will remain locked until they pay to the state government the taxes they have collected on its behalf.
Mr. Emeka Odo
Chairman, Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue