Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank, has made a yet another important announcement on new foreign exchange policy on Monday, February 20th.
According to a new report by Premium Times, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has released a new foreign exchange policy in the country with immediate effect.
The new policy is sequel to last Thursday’s directive by the National Economic Council (NEC), for immediate review to stem the widening gap between the inter-bank foreign exchange and parallel market rates.
Nigeria’s apex bank said in order to ease the difficulties encountered by Nigerians in obtaining funds for foreign exchange transactions, it would henceforth be providing direct additional funding to banks to meet the needs of Nigerians for personal and business travel, medical needs, and school fees, effective immediately.
CBN said such retail transactions would be settled at a rate not exceeding 20 per cent above the interbank market rate.