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CBN releases another $240m into forex market

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The Central Bank of Nigeria also known as CBN has released $90 million in order to meet up the requests for invisibles like BTA/PTA, medical schools fee etc.

The Bank, also on the same day, offered a total of $150 million to authorise forex dealers in the interbank wholesale auction window.

The Bank’s Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, confirmed the figures, disclosing that the CBN had adjusted BDC sale days to Tuesdays only to reduce logistical difficulties.

He added that henceforth the apex Bank would sell $10,000 only to low-end forex dealers once a week.

According to Okorafor, in a bid to further ease the access of customers, the CBN has also directed all banks to pay cash over the counter to desiring foreign exchange customers.

While urging the banks to oblige the genuine requests of customers, the spokesman advised customers to report any uncooperating bank to the CBN through available platforms.

It will be recalled that the CBN in the recent months has made offers and releases to the inter-bank foreign exchange market in its bid to sustain forex rule supply to different categories of users.

Meanwhile, the CBN spokesman expressed optimism that the sum of $150 million offered to authorise FOREX dealers in the interbank wholesale window to meet the requests of genuine wholesale customers would be fully subscribed at the auction as was the case at the last auction on March 28.