Sterling Bank Plc spat on the Face of the Federal Government of Nigeria


A Sterling Bank located beside Library junction, Imo State, Owerri

has spat on the face of the federal government of Nigeria.

Monday, 14th August, 2017 a customer who plead to be anonymous narrated.

“I opened a corporate account for my business name on Thursday, 27th July, 2017 and up until Monday, 14th August, 2017 no alert on my phone for account opening and details. So I had to go to the bank, because, that said 27th of last month they asked me to pay the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) to the new account; which I did without hesitation. Only to appear before the customer care…”

and she roared “So you’re the one that opened an account with National Identity Management System (NIMS)? Come and take your money. Take this paper. Write and take your money. That Id card is a useless Id card and is not valid.”

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The National Identity Management System (NIMS) Id is issued by the Federal Republic of Nigeria with National Identification Number Slip (NINS).
It has the National Identification Number (NIN) of each citizen of the Republic of Nigeria.
It is the slip that will produce the New National identity card which will have online payment integrated into it.
It is the updated version of the national Id cards for Nigerians.

The above slip is valid in all banks for all form of transactions.

For Sterling Bank PLC to spit on the face of the federal government of Nigeria and say the Id card is worthless and not valid is what the federal government of Nigeria should critically look into.

The customer has since opened a corporate bank account with same Id card in another bank, after the bank (Sterling) gave him his N10,000 back.


Stating further, the customer added

“I am yet to renew my international passport and they should not take me for a fool. Three weeks from now I should be through with the renewal of my international passport. I have transact business with companies outside the shores of this country. I have traveled far and near. I am not a novice when it comes to corporate issues.”


But, this is a big slap on the cheek of the Republic of Nigeria.

The customer has his
Utility bill
Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
Corporate Affair Commission (C.A.C) Business registration certificate
Business stamp
Business letter head papers etc

What else, does Sterling Bank PLC want?


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