Nigerian Economy Posts Over $1.5 Billion Inflow Post-CBN MPC

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has attributed the inflow of over $1.5 billion into the economy over the past few days to the positive and effective monetary policies.

The CBN, Acting Director of Corporate Communications Department, Mrs. Hakama Sidi Ali, who made the disclosure on Thursday, March 28, 2024., noted that data available to the Bank indicated that the inflows resulted from the Bank’s concerted effort to stabilise the foreign exchange market.

She said the Naira has also continued to record gains in the Autonomous Foreign Exchange market as it traded at N1,309/$1 as against N1,611/$1 in the second week of March 2024, stating that Thursday’s rate signified that the Naira was headed in the right direction.

The Director therefore assured that the CBN would remain committed to ensuring the stability of the market and the appropriate pricing of the Naira against other major currencies worldwide.

The CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a two-per cent increase in its benchmark rate from 22.75 per cent to 24.75 per cent on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

During his post-meeting briefing, the Governor, Mr. Olayemi Cardoso, also reiterated that the CBN had cleared all verified foreign exchange backlog, underscoring the fact that liquidity would improve in the foreign exchange market.

The Bank conducted the Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTBs) auction of N1.64 trillion on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at stop rates of 16.24 per cent, 17 per cent, and 21.124 per cent for the 91-day, 182-day, and 364-day tenors, respectively.

 


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