CBN Pumps in Fresh $195m


The Central Bank of Nigeria has continued its sustenance of its foreign exchange (forex) liquidity by injecting another $195 million into the interbank forex market, even as the naira maintains its strength.

The $195 million intervention was made monday.

Figures released by the bank showed that it offered the total sum of $100 million to the wholesale segment, while the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $50 million. The invisibles segment comprising tuition, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) received $45 million.

The Bank’s acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, said that the intervention was in line with the CBN’s continual determination to ensure forex liquidity and satisfy legitimate demand.

Okorafor assured that the Bank would continue to intervene in the nation’s forex market in order to sustain the liquidity in the market and guarantee the international value of the naira.

Meanwhile, the naira exchanged at an average of N363/$1 in the Bureau De Change segment of the market yesterday, maintaining its stability in the forex market.