Fitch: Nigeria Bank Stress Test Highlights Disparity in Capital

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(The following statement was released by the rating agency)
LONDON, April 07 (Fitch) Regulatory stress test results
highlight disparities in
capital strength across the Nigerian banking sector, with large
banks
collectively much more resilient to stresses than small ones,
Fitch Ratings
says.
The results, published on 5 April, show that medium and large
banks collectively
could withstand a 100% increase in non-performing loans (NPLs)
but small banks
(assets less than NGN500 billion) would struggl

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