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CBN Sustains Forex Intervention, Injects Fresh $210m



The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, injected the sum of $210 million into the inter-bank foreign exchange (forex) market.

The bank offered $100million to authorised dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got the sum of $55 million, just as $55 million was also allocated for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel allowance (BTA).

In a statement, the bank’s acting director of corporate communications department, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, confirmed the figures and restated the apex bank’s resolve to continue to intervene in the interbank foreign exchange market, in line with its pledge to sustain liquidity in the market and maintain stability.

Okorafor maintained that the continued forex intervention was to ensure that the bank meets genuine customers’ requests in various segments of the market. 

Last Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the CBN intervened to the tune of $210 million, to cater for requests in the wholesale segment of the market.

Meanwhile, the naira continued to exchange at an average of N360/$1 in the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment of the market on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.