The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected over $205 million in to the foreign exchange market. This is coming on the heels of the outcome of the ongoing Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja.
A breakdown of what analysts termed as another massive intervention showed that the sum of $100 million was released for the wholesale segment of the market for both spots and forwards.
Also, Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) which comes under invisibles segment garnered $50 million while the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) segment got $55 million.
Meanwhile, the exchange rate convergence expectation of the CBN is fast being attained with the Naira exchange rate hovering between N375 and N385 to the Dollar.
The CBN Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, told reporters in Abuja that the Investors and Exporters segment of the market had so far recorded a trade volume in the sum of $1.1 billion from both the CBN and autonomous windows.
According to him, this is an indication of the appreciable level of confidence in the foreign exchange management by foreign investors and autonomous suppliers of foreign exchange to the market.