The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured the public of safety of all deposits in Skye Bank.

This is coming following intervention of the apex bank into the bank which led to the revoking of operating licence of Skye Bank Plc Friday.

The Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, who gave the assurance during a press briefing in Lagos, explained that following the regulatory decision, Polaris Bank would take over all the assets and liabilities of the defunct Skye Bank, as a bridge bank.

According to him, the regulatory decision was part of the monetary authorities’ strategy to enable Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) to capitalise the bridge bank and begin the process of sourcing investors to buy out AMCON.

Emefiele clarified: “By this decision, the licence of the defunct Skye Bank is hereby revoked.

“We wish to assure all depositors that under this arrangement, their deposits shall remain safe and that normal banking services shall continue in the new bank on Monday, 24th September, 2018, to enable customers to transact their businesses seamlessly.

“Thus, all customers of Skye Bank shall be automatic customers of the new bank and their accounts and records duly purchased by Polaris Bank”, the apex bank governor assured.