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Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by eyesoflagostv: 3:18am On Mar 27
Nigeria’s central bank halts forex sales to bureaux de change
source: https://eyesoflagos.com/2020/03/27/nigerias-central-bank-halts-forex-sales-to-bureaux-de-change/

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended sales of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDCs) until the COVID-19 pestilence is over.

Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The disclosure was contained in a response to a request by Association of Bureau de Change Operators and signed by A.S Jibrin on behalf of the director, trade and exchange department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

It read in parts: “Based on your recommendations, sales of foreign currency to members of ABCON is hereby suspended until further notice.”

Prior to this, the association requested the CBN through a “Letter of Recommendation to Declare Market Holiday on Our Weekly Bidding Pending the Reopening of Our Nation’s Borders and the Control of COVID-19.”

CBN explained: “It is on record that the outbreak of the coronavirus has disrupted socio-economic activities not only in Nigeria but across the world.

“The situation is further worsened with the crash of crude oil prices in the international market with its attendant effect on economic activities.”

The apex bank added that COVID-19 had led several countries to take decisive measures to contain the spread of the outbreak with Nigeria inclusive.

These measures include among others, the total shutdown of air and land borders across the world leading to a reduction in travels and demand for foreign exchange by travellers.

“Furthermore, the Government’s directive to restrict gatherings to not more than twenty (20) persons is aimed at reducing a person to person contact and curb the transmission of the Covid-19 virus meant that the concentration of the BDC encashers at disbursement centres would pose health challenges”.

Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by CoronaVirusPro: 3:20am On Mar 27
100/100

High welcomed. The country needs to start bracing up for what will come after the pandemic.
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:25am On Mar 27
Total LOCKDOWN!
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by AroOkigbo(m): 3:28am On Mar 27
And you say the dollar won't exchange at a higher than official rate?
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by ican2020: 3:29am On Mar 27
So, price of dollars will triple,
God hear our prayers and help stop this life threatening virus
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by millhouse: 3:33am On Mar 27
ican2020:
So, price of dollars will triple,
God hear our prayers and help stop this life threatening virus
you wey wan buy am at Tripple the price , wetin u wan use am do in a locked down economy ?
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by Fanky8: 4:03am On Mar 27
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Total LOCKDOWN!
Re: Nigeria’s Central Bank Halts Forex Sales To Bureaux De Change by Fanky8: 4:03am On Mar 27
CoronaVirusPro:
100/100

High welcomed. The country needs to start bracing up for what will come after the pandemic.

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