Bank distress in Nigeria has reached a crisis point that it has become a key issue for discussion of all within and outside the banking industry.
It is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most serious issues facing our society today.
In 1993, it was discovered and reported that out of 116 (one hundred and sixteen) banks in Nigeria 57 (fifty seven) of them were distressed on average of 48%. This has affected the depositions, the industry, that is the banking industry, government and staff of the affected banks adversely.
The researcher understand that the distress in the Nigerian banking industry and the increasing wave of financial malpractice in banks if not arrested will lead to the collapse of the Nigerian economy. In this regard, an attempt have been made to identify the possible pills for the total eradication of at least control of these distress in order to reduced the negative impact on the economy.
The method of investigation used by the researcher is based on the analyses the experience of the Nigeria regulatory authorities that is the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and success so far achieved like questionnaire and interviews.
No study known to the researcher has been conducted which directly focuses on control of banks distress in Nigeria. Probably that is because it is a new phenomena in the Nigeria banking industry.
However, banks found and other financial malpractices have become so pervasive that both the government supervisory authorities and the law enforcement agencies have galvanized efforts to forestall the menace.
The feelings generally expressed have been for decisive steps to be taken to salvage the banking industry. Bank distress has to be reduced to the bearest minimum for a healthy economy to thrive in Nigeria.
These steps are discussed in this research work.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of contents
1.1 Background of the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Objective of the Study
1.4 Research Questions
1.5 Research Hypothesis
1.6 Scope and Limitation
1.7 Significance of the Study
1.8 Definition of Terms
2.0 Review of Related Literature
2.2 Causes of Bank Distress
2.3 Techniques for Identifying Potentially Distress Banks
2.4 Common Features Used in Identifying Potentially Distressed Banks
2.5 Common Features Used in Identifying Technically Insolvent or Distressed Banks
2.6 Control of Bank Distressed in Nigeria
3.0 Research Design and Methodology
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Area of Study
3.4 Sample and Sampling Techniques
3.5 Instruments of Data Collection
3.6 Methods of Data Presentation
3.7 Methods of Data Analysis
4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis
4.2 Test of Hypothesis
Findings, Summary, Recommendations and Conclusion
5.1 Findings and Summary