Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

ISSN: 1597-0396
DOI: 10.5987/UJ-JSMS


DOI: 10.5987/UJ-JSMS.17.065.1   |   Article Number: 2C30687C12   |   Vol.12 (1) - April 2017

Authors:  EBIAGHAN Orits F. , OJUGBELI Onyemulu C. and EMMA Okoye

Keywords: Toxic Assets, Capital Adequacy Ratio, Liquidity Ratio, Deposit Money Banks

This study is aimed at assessing the performance of the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCOM) which was set up as a multipurpose resolution vehicle to buy up toxic assets of troubled banks by infusing fresh funds, thus mitigating the effects of the post-consolidation banking crises. Adopting the longitudinal survey research design, composite data covering all deposit money banks in Nigeria, were sourced from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation annual reports and accounts from 1993 to 2015, covering the period before and after the establishment of AMCON, using toxic assets as a proxy for the performance of AMCON, data were analyzed by running a multiple regression, using the Ordinary Least square (OLS) technique to test the formulated hypothesis, the results indicates that Shareholders Fund and Average Liquidity Ratio were statistically significant, while capital adequacy ratio was not statistically significant in relation to the performance of AMCON. Conclusively, though AMCON is discharging its responsibility effectively, there is need for caution, especially on the part of the Apex regulator in stemming the budding re-emergence of a gradual build-up of toxic assets in the industry.

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