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CBN New FOREX Guideline Released


The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has released a new guideline to commercial banks to commence the sale of foreign exchange to their customers for a rate not more than N360 to the dollar.

In a release by the CBN spokesperson, Isaac Okoroafor  he said all customers requesting for basic travelling allowance, personal transport allowance, tuition and medical fees, would henceforth get at an exchange rate not more than N360 to the dollar.

Mr. Okorafor said, “The CBN will sell to commercial banks at N357 per dollar.

“Banks are to post the new rates in their banking halls of their branches immediately.”

He said CBN would send examiners to banks to ensure the new rates are implemented, warning that banks are prohibited from selling forex meant for invisibles to bureau the change.

Last week, inter-bank market transactions ended on a high, with Naira closing at about N375 to the dollar on Wednesday.

Traders were optimistic that the national currency value could rise to about N350 against the dollar.


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