Buoyed by the impact of its interventions and stability in the foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday, offered the sum of $100 million to authorised currency dealers to meet the requests of wholesale customers at the forex auction in the interbank wholesale window.
The Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN, Isaac Okorafor disclosed this, noting that no intervention was made in the retail window in yesterday’s auction.
He said the central Bank continued its weekly sale of forex to the Bureau de Change (BDC) segment to meet the needs of low-end users.
Mr. Okorafor said the CBN had observed that quite a good number of dealers were adhering to the forex guidelines. Nevertheless, he said the CBN will continue to monitor the activities of authorized dealers to ensure that no outfit or individual circumvents the laid down forex rules.
While urging all concerned to put the Nigerian economy first, he reiterated that the CBN was determined to guarantee the international value of the naira.
Meanwhile, reports gathered in Abuja and Lagos on Thursday indicate the Naira sold at the rate of N384/$1.