Written by Sarah NEGEDU

CBN injects fresh $210m in forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market.

The CBN Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okoroafor in a statemen, said that $100 million was offered to authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market.

According to him, $55 million was allocated to the Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, segment, while customers who require foreign exchange for tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance, BTA, were allocated another $55 million.

Okorafor reassured the public that the bank would continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market in line with its quest to sustain liquidity in the market and maintain stability.

He said that the steps taken so far by the bank in the management of the market had paid off, as reflected by reduction in the country’s import bills and accretion to its foreign reserves.

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