Impact of bank reform on the quality of financial statement of selected Nigerian banks.

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Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law (JOPAFL), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Iasi, Romania


The formulation and implementation of policies and reforms by government that will satisfy the conflicting interests of all and sundry will virtually result in an utopian state of nature. Therefore, this study believes that the 2005 reform in the Nigerian banking sector should not have been an exception. This study assessed the impact of the reform on the quality of financial position of the post-2005 banks. Accounting ratios were computed from the secondary data obtained from the 2006–2012 annual reports issued by four (4) judgmentally sampled banks. Correlation and regression analysis were carried out on the data. Results indicated that the post consolidation interest of the stakeholders (shareholders, employees, business contacts, depositors and government) are conflicting; and that all stakeholder interests, except that of the shareholders, have a positive relationship with the employee interest. It is therefore recommended that the management of the banks should mediate carefully among the stakeholders in the allocation of the banks funds to achieve maximization of their firms’ value.



Reforms, Financial Statement, Banking Sector, Shareholders