By Collins Nweze


The Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has began the $100 million weekly greenback gross sales to oldsters for the cost of their kids’s college charges overseas and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to allow operators make important imports.

In an announcement,  CBN’s Director of Company Communications, Isaac Okorafor, mentioned the regulator would start greenback gross sales to bureau de change operators on graduation of worldwide flights.

“In view of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown each globally and in Nigeria, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has resumed provision of overseas change to all business banks for onward gross sales to oldsters wishing to pay college charges and SMEs wishing to make important imports wanted to revamp financial actions throughout the nation,” the assertion learn partially.


Primarily based on the choice, the Central Financial institution will present over $100 million to banks. Along with the availability of {dollars} for the cost of faculty charges and important imports by SME’s, the CBN says it has additionally “made full preparations to renew overseas change gross sales to the BDC section of the marketplace for enterprise travels, private travels, and different designated retail makes use of, as quickly as worldwide flights resume”.

“With these actions, the CBN needs to reiterate that it’s adequately assembly the wants of all professional customers, and our continued capability to take action shouldn’t be unsure.

There may be, due to this fact, no want for panic by any end-user that would necessitate recourse to illegitimate sources and spike in overseas change charges.

Given this, the financial institution has ramped up its surveillance of the overseas change markets for speculators, smugglers and different unlawful customers, and can take decisive actions in opposition to anybody/establishments concerned in such nefarious actions,” the apex financial institution added.


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