(Alters second paragraph to say AMCON, not cbank, own Polaris)
ABUJA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s central bank has withdrawn the operating licence from Skye Bank and a bridge bank called Polaris has been created to take over the lender’s assets, a spokesman for the financial regulator said on Friday.
Isaac Okorafor said the state-run bad bank, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), had injected 786 billion naira ($2.57 billion) into Polaris. He said AMCON owned 100 percent of Polaris and it would be sold to investors.
$1 = 305.2800 naira Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha and Camillus Eboh; writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle