The Central Bank of Nigeria has disclosed that it will be allocating $10,000 to each Bureau de Change operator at N1,251/$.

This was contained in a circular made available to The PUNCH and signed by the bank’s Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Dr Hassan Mahmud on Monday.

The apex bank directed each BDC to sell the dollars to eligible customers at a rate not exceeding 1.5 per cent above the purchase price, implying the BDCs are not expected to sell above N1,269/$1.

On July 27, 2021, the CBN discontinued the sale of foreign exchange to BDCs, accusing them of trading FX wholesale amounts greater than $5,000, in contravention of their licences, and Nigeria’s FX regulations.

Reports have it that CBN announced its decision to sell foreign exchange worth $20,000 to each eligible Bureau de Change operator across the country in February.

This comes more than two years after the suspended former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, stopped the sales of foreign exchange to BDC operators.
The naira maintained a steady appreciation against the United States dollar on Monday, gaining N14 to close at 1,408/$ at the official market.

March 26, 2024

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