- CBN Sustains Forex Intervention Programme, Sells $210m into Forex Market
In an effort to sustain dollar liquidity at the various segments of the foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria injected another $210 million into the foreign exchange market.
Mr Isaac Okorafor, the Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The director said the apex bank sold $100 million to the wholesale segment and allocated $55 million to Small and Medium Enterprises.
While another $55 million was appropriated to customers requiring foreign exchange for personal travels, tuition or medical fees.
Okorafor said the interventions were in continuation of the bank’s commitment to economic growth and affordable forex rates.
Meanwhile, the Naira maintains stability against the U.S. dollar despite election headwinds. The local currency was exchanged at N360 against the U.S. dollar at the Bureau de change segment, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro were exchanged at N469 and N410, respectively.