BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
This morning, news broke that the Asset Management Corporation Of Nigeria (AMCON) had taken over three assets belonging to the Silverbird Group in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. They are Silverbird Galleria Limited located at 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Plot No 1161 (Silverbird Galleria); Silverbird Promotions Limited located at Central Area Cadastral Zone AOO, Abuja; and Silverbird Showtime Limited located at Abonnema Wharf Road and Abali Park in Port Harcourt City of Rivers State.
Silverbird Group belongs to serving senator Ben Murray-Bruce. Some people think the takeover is a political attack on Ben who is known to give sometimes opposing views on national matters. Others think it’s a great move and will serve as a lesson to other loan service defaulters. Nollywood personalities Chris Ihidero, Mildred Okwo, Femi Ogunsanya, Chinaza “Naz” Onuzo among others have weighed in on the matter.