CBN Orders Banks to Sell Excess Dollars in 24 Hours in a Bid to Revive The Naira

Date: 01-02-2024 7:29 pm (2 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has instructed Deposit Money Banks to sell off their excess dollar stock by February 1, 2024.

This comes amid its fresh moves to stabilise Nigeria’s volatile exchange rate.

The CBN gave this order in a new circular released on Wednesday.

It also warned lenders against hoarding excess foreign currencies for profit.

According to officials, the central bank believes some commercial banks hold long-term foreign exchange positions to enable them profit from the volatile movements of exchange rates.

The new circular introduces a set of guidelines aimed at reducing the risks associated with these practices.

In the circular titled, “Harmonisation of Reporting Requirements on Foreign Currency Exposures of Banks”, the CBN raised concerns over the growing trend of banks holding large foreign currency positions.

The latest circular came barely 48 hours after the CBN released a circular, warning banks and FX dealers against reporting false exchange rates, among others.

The new development also came on the heels of the adjustment of the methodology used for the calculation of the nation’s official exchange rate by the FMDQ Exchange.

The review has pushed the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market rate (official exchange rate) from approximately N900/dollar to N1,480/dollar. The naira closed at 1,450/dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday.

The move which is aimed at unifying the official and parallel market exchange rates has been hailed by economists and other stakeholders.

They however challenged the CBN to clear FX backlogs estimated at over $5bn and also fund FX demands at the official market. This, they said, would forestall a situation whereby the parallel market rate would move away from the official rate again.


Posted: at 1-02-2024 07:29 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 1-02-2024 09:51 PM (2 months ago)
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- vicky987 at 1-02-2024 10:07 PM (2 months ago)
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He built Lagos, he built Lagos, Nah to build Nigeria, building material don finish for market. All of us are together in this madness.
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- fineboy77 at 2-02-2024 12:59 PM (2 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin I hear that N10,000 is now 3000 CFA in Cotonou.

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