CBN Begins Sales of Dollars to Eligible Bureau de Change Operators

Date: 27-02-2024 11:19 pm (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced its decision to sell foreign exchange worth $20,000 to each eligible Bureau De Change operator across the country.

This comes over two years after former CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, stopped the sales of foreign exchange to BDC operators.

The apex bank disclosed this in a new circular issued and signed by the Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Hassan Mahmud, on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The circular is titled “Sale of Foreign Exchange to Bureau de Change Operators to Meet Retail Demand for Eligible Invisible Transactions”.

It reads: “Following the ongoing reforms in the foreign exchange market, aimed at achieving an appropriate market-determined exchange rate for the Naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria has observed the continued price distortions at the retail end of the market, which is feeding into the parallel market and further widening the exchange rate premium.

“To this end, the CBN has approved the sale of foreign exchange to eligible Bureau De Change to meet the demand for invisible transactions. The sum of $20,000 is to be sold to each BDC at the rate of N1,301/$- (representing the lower band rate of executed spot transactions at NAFEM for the previous trading day, as of today, 27th February 2024).

“All BDCs are allowed to sell to end-users at a margin NOT MORE THAN one per cent (1 per cent) above the purchase rate from CBN.”


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