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JUST IN: CBN injects $500m into forex market

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has pumped in an additional $500 million into the market.

This was done in order to address the continuing backlog of confirmed foreign exchange (forex) transactions.

Mrs. Hakama Sidi Ali, Acting Director of the Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, January 29.

She reaffirmed the bank’s commitment in offsetting all legitimate forex backlogs within a short timeframe.

She noted, “The Management of the CBN is committed to settling all legitimate foreign exchange backlogs within a short time frame.”

Sidi assured Nigerians that the apex bank is implementing a comprehensive strategy to improve liquidity in the Nigerian foreign exchange markets in the short, medium, and long term.

This strategy, according to the image maker of CBN, is focused on addressing key issues that have obstructed the effective operation of the Nigerian forex markets over the years.

She added, “As the governor said, the CBN’s focus is on addressing fundamental issues that have hindered the effective operation of the Nigerian FX markets over the years.”

The forex market reforms, Sidi Ali explained, are designed to streamline and unify multiple exchange rates, foster transparency, and reduce arbitrage opportunities. She expressed confidence that a stable exchange rate would boost investor confidence and attract foreign investment.

She said, “We believe that a stable exchange rate will boost investor confidence and attract foreign investment.”

Sidi Ali urged all participants in the forex market to play by the rules, stressing that transparency in the market would enable the fair determination of exchange rates and, by extension, guarantee stability for businesses and individuals alike.

She said, “We urge all participants in the market to play by the rules. Transparency in the market will enable the fair determination of exchange rates and, by extension, guarantee stability for businesses and individuals alike.”

The CBN’s latest intervention is part of a series of measures taken by the apex bank in recent months to address the forex backlog.

 

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