Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki, has
called on local banks to partner with
the Federal Government to tackle corruption in the sector.
He stated this when the management of Fidelity Bank Plc,
led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Nnamdi Okonkwo visited
him at the National Assembly in Abuja.
Saraki said the banks had a major role to play in
stamping out corruption from all aspects of the economy.
He added that the banks were at a vantage position to
disclose any suspicious transactions to the
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"I think also that the area that is key is the fight
against corruption. The banks must play a role in knowing their
customers," Saraki said.
He said banks must be accountable for the activities
Meanwhile, the Senate President further urged banks to
ensure that they lend needed support to farmers in order to boost food
production and stimulate the growth of agriculture.
Earlier, Okonkwo thanked the Senate President for
receiving his team despite his busy schedule.
He said the visit was in line with his bank's ongoing engagement with critical stakeholders in
Okonkwo added that Fidelity Bank had been and
would continue to provide support for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
(SMEs), industries and telecommunication sectors in order to grow the economy.
- CAJ News