CBN dismisses allegations of N306/$ sleaze

Posted by News Express | 4 February 2019 | 2,338 times

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•CBN Spokesman, Isaac Okorafor

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has swiftly dismissed claims in a story on the front page of today’s edition of BusinessDay newspaper titled, “Exposed The Sleazy Face of N306/$, inside Nigeria’s racket where faceless agents pocket over N32bn annually”.

BusinessDay alleges in the report that faceless agents in Nigeria are exploiting the country’s multiple exchange rates to devastating effects and allegedly with the backing of regulators.

“The CBN wishes to state unequivocally that this report is unfounded and untrue and challenges BusinessDay to provide the names and also verifiable evidence of collusion between these faceless agents and officials of the CBN, who are working to perpetuate these so called Fx racket schemes. We would also urge the management of BusinessDay to contact the CBN prior to making such spurious allegations, as we were denied the benefit of responding to this article.

“The CBN wishes to remind BusinessDay, as most financial observers have noted, that the Fx rates across various markets governed and regulated by the CBN, have been converging, leaving no room for arbitrage opportunities in Nigeria’s Fx market,” the apex bank said in a statement signed by Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor.

“For avoidance of doubt, the CBN will continue to act in the best interest of Nigeria and shall ensure it remains focused on its core mandate of sustaining the stability in the FX market,” the statement further said.


Source: News Express

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