The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday intervened in the interbank sector of the foreign exchange market to the tune of $210 million.
Figures obtained from the Bank indicated that the wholesale sector of the market got a boost of $100 million, while the SMEs and invisibles sectors were each offered $55 million.
According to the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department at the Bank, Isaac Okorafor, Tuesday’s interventions were in continuation of the Bank’s commitment to maintain stability in the market as well as enhance production and trade.
Okorafor said the monetary regulator was pleased with the cooperation by players in the inter-bank market, which he noted had enjoyed a great deal of stability and seamless access of customers to foreign exchange following regular interventions by the CBN.
Speaking further, Okorafor expressed optimism that the first Monetary Policy meeting (MPC) of the CBN billed for early next month will add fillip to the monetary policy activities of the Bank. He therefore urged Nigerians to remain optimistic about the economic outlook for 2018, stressing that the CBN remained people-centred.
The CBN had last Friday intervened once more by injecting the sum of $339.89 million in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS).
Meanwhile, the naira exchanged at N360/$1 in the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment of the market yesterday.