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CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ikorodureporta: 11:47am On Dec 01, 2020
Frantic CBN allows diaspora remittances to be withdrawn in dollars and sold anywhere including black market

To save the naira, CBN now allows diaspora remittances to be withdrawn dollar cash.


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the amendment of procedures for receipt of diaspora remittances in an apparent and frantic attempt to improve liquidity in the forex market and reduce the disparity between the black market and official I&E window.

This disclosure was made in a circular issued by the CBN on Monday, November 30, 2020, to all authorized dealers and the general public and signed by its Director for Trade and Exchange Department, Dr O.S. Nnaji.

What the CBN is saying
In the new amended procedure, CBN stated that beneficiaries of Diaspora Remittances through International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) shall henceforth receive such inflows in foreign currency (US Dollars) through the designated bank of their choice.

The CBN’s circular partly reads,

‘’In an effort to liberalize, simplify and improve the receipt and administration of diaspora remittances into Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wishes to announce as follows;

Beneficiaries of Diaspora Remittances through International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) shall henceforth receive such inflows in foreign currency (US Dollars) or into their ordinary domiciliary account. Such recipients of remittances may have the option of receiving these funds in foreign currency cash (US Dollars) or into their ordinary domiciliary account.’’


The apex bank also stated that such recipients of remittances may have the option of receiving these funds in foreign currency cash (US Dollars) or into their ordinary domiciliary account.
The CBN stated that these changes are necessary to deepen the foreign exchange market, provide more liquidity and create more transparency in the administration of diaspora remittances into Nigeria.

The apex bank also points out that these changes would help finance a future stream of investment opportunities for Nigerians in the Diaspora, while also guaranteeing that recipients of remittances would receive a market-reflective exchange rate for their inflows.

It also urged all authorized dealers and the general public to note that beneficiaries shall have unfettered access and utilization to such foreign currency proceeds, either in cash and/or in their domiciliary accounts in line with the circular.

What this means
This new directive means when Nigerians living in diaspora transfer money to loved ones in the country, they can in turn withdraw the money in dollar cash and sell wherever they want to.

Currently, the exchange rate in the black market is around N500/$1 compared to N395 at the official BDC market.

Now, Nigerians who recieve foreign transfers such as Western Union or Moneygram can withdraw it in dollars and then sell at the black market rate or wherever they want to.
Currently, most Nigerians living in diaspora who transfer cash to loved ones back home do so at the parallel market exchange rate, Nairametrics can confirm.

The optics
Nairametrics believes this latest move by the CBN is aimed squarely at improving liquidity in the retail end of the foreign exchange market hoping that this will strengthen the naira at the retail end of the black market.

In a news interview on Arise TV, Dr. Nnaji explained that “when you have more inflows into the country at dollar value it will help bring down the BDC rates, it will also help solidify or unify the rates in the market so we don’t have multiple currency rates,” a confirmation that this is targeted at the black market.

A visibly pertubed and contrite Nnaji reiterated that “for now because US dollar is a currency that we have available in the banking sector, you can collect your money in US dollars” maintaining that this was the only currency that you withdraw for now.

She also claimed you can collect in Naira.
Nigeria receives an average of $5 billion per quarter in foreign remittances but suffered a sharp drop in the second quarter of 2020 when it fell to $3.38 billion.

Flashback on Dr. Nnaji
Earlier in the year, Nairametrics reported that the CBN claimed it was investigating remittances in the diaspora between January 2016 and December 2019. Ironically, the same person who made the claim was Dr. Nnaji. Here is what she said;

“If the dollar and euro are everywhere, what happens to our currency, the Naira now is not an internationally accepted currency, if we dilute it, it will have consequences. We want our Naira to be acceptable by other West African countries; we want it to be an internationally accepted currency.

“If we have more funds come in as remittances, our foreign reserves go up, and when that happens, the confidence in the Nigerian economy will go up. It helped in price stability and exchange rate stability management and that the apex bank was interesting in increasing Diaspora remittances"

Source: https://nairametrics.com/2020/11/30/cbn-allows-diaspora-remittances-to-be-withdrawn-in-dollars/

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ikorodureporta: 11:51am On Dec 01, 2020
Dollar go begin scarce for bank...

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Nobody: 11:57am On Dec 01, 2020
Nah wah o... Emefiele is one of the most terrible CBN governor

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by lowkeybahdguy(m): 1:26pm On Dec 01, 2020
Time to watch and see how this one plays out. This move appears to have been borne out of desperation by CBN. The same cbn that flayed receiving foreign currency deposits in February this year, has now made a full u-turn.

https://nairametrics.com/2020/02/14/cbn-condemns-receiving-foreign-currency-in-transfers/

Interesting times ahead..

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:16pm On Dec 01, 2020
When you have more inflows into the country at dollar value it will help bring down the BDC rates,
it will also help solidify or unify the rates in the market so we don’t have multiple currency rates.


This new directive means when Nigerians living in diaspora transfer money to loved ones in the country, they can in turn withdraw the money in dollar cash and sell wherever they want to.

Now, Nigerians who recieve foreign transfers such as Western Union or Moneygram can withdraw it in dollars and then sell at the black market rate or wherever they want to.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Prodigee: 2:16pm On Dec 01, 2020
E remain small make dem buy naija

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Nobody: 2:16pm On Dec 01, 2020
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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:17pm On Dec 01, 2020
BabaOwen:
Nah wah o... Emefiele is one of the most terrible CBN governor
What do kids know

If we have more funds come in as remittances, our foreign reserves go up, and when that happens, the confidence in the Nigerian economy will go up

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by rocknation62(m): 2:17pm On Dec 01, 2020
E be things
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Nobody: 2:17pm On Dec 01, 2020
Make we hope say he go get positive effects on our economy
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by SenecaTheYonger(m): 2:17pm On Dec 01, 2020
TIme for Naira to free fall to 1000 grin

If you had 360k in savings, which was $1000, now your money is only worth $700.

And it keeps falling until your money is worth less than $500.

Just in case you don’t understand how this is affecting you

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by dann190: 2:17pm On Dec 01, 2020
Godwin emefiele, chai, God help us oh, these people are as clueless as the word itself...

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Johnrake69: 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
Well, let's see how the bank complies with this.

This should have been done since. Some people in America now take advantage of this in pushing the rate so high. They buy up dollars from people that want to remit funds back to Nigeria. And push the rate up for people trying to send money to Asia.


Let the banks remove their hands from foreign exchange and focus on providing core banking services. They have created more problems by their profiteering drive on FX

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Tobinrobin(m): 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
Free fall of Naira. Brace up

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
MrBabyOmoniyi:
Make we hope say he go get positive effects on our economy
Good boy at last.
Nice post.

Yes, it will wink
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ATEAMS: 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
All things pass and pain is temporary. It comes to teach a lesson and when the lesson is understood it disappears into the night.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by berrystunn(m): 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
APC trying all there best to make sure dollar is one to one before 2023.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by emmabest2000(m): 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
At long last

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by DropsMic(m): 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
Okay
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Macsjebs(m): 2:18pm On Dec 01, 2020
Hope it would be at the official rate and no limits too
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by crafteeworld: 2:19pm On Dec 01, 2020
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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by softset: 2:19pm On Dec 01, 2020
So they just got their senses back

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Lagosianswag: 2:19pm On Dec 01, 2020
Dollar, Pounds Sterling FX Is Currently The Love Of My Life, It literally Pays To Be Rich grin grin grin


#MoB

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by sammirano: 2:20pm On Dec 01, 2020
The CBN is banking on the fact that the forces of demand and supply will play a significant role in controlling the outrageous rate at which the dollar is rising. Well, time will tell. Nothing is certain in economy.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by salbis(m): 2:20pm On Dec 01, 2020
Clutching at straws by our darling government.
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:20pm On Dec 01, 2020
SenecaTheYonger:
TIme for Naira to free fall to 1000 grin

If you had 360k in savings, which was $1000, now your money is only worth $700.

And it keeps falling until your money is worth less than $500.

Just in case you don’t understand how this is affecting you
Nairalanders, listen to this bvllshit at your own peril.
Na so dem go dey type lies and rubbish online with such colossal confidence.
Tueh!

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by AFvckingAlpha(m): 2:21pm On Dec 01, 2020
The fvck
Niggarr!!

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Equal2DeTask(m): 2:21pm On Dec 01, 2020
angry




If this effect will not improve our economy, then I don't see how much important it will be because you will still need to exchange the USD to Naira if you want to use it here...
Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Olarewaju89: 2:21pm On Dec 01, 2020
ILoveDemMANNA:

What do kids know

Humm...

If we have more funds come in as remittances, our foreign reserves go up, and when that happens, the confidence in the Nigerian economy will go up

Yes oh. I think the governo is try his best if not because of covid-19 that destroyed the economy world wide. Let just be patient

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by NwaAmaikpe: 2:21pm On Dec 01, 2020
shocked



The Central Bank Of Nigeria was designed to be independent of the Executive.
This independence of thoughts, strategies and policies was promoted by Clement Isong who avoided running up unsupportable debts and further heightened by Lamido Sanusi who questioned the fuel subsidy funding, challenged the budgetary spending of 25% of all government revenue by the legislative and also rejected the International Monetary Fund's insistence that the Naira be devalued.

Both CBN governors had disagreements on policies with the Heads of State they served under.
Isong with Gowon and Sanusi with Jonathan.

But what we have today is a yessir dummy; one who goes to Economic Summit Forums only to receive orders and ask where to sign from people who don't know their North pole from their South pole in Finance, Macroeconomics or Business.

CBN's recent unstable policies on FX usage and allocation are obviously rushed and ill-thought out...more like permutations from illiterate financial pundits whose major aims are to frustrate perceived political enemies and to perpetually keep a certain group at financial business disadvantage.

Just when you are just about to get used to one nonsense rule they reverse it and later reimpose it.
What has mandating that offshore and FX transfers are to be made from your Telegraphic Transfer Balance (TTB) and not cash deposits got to do with the exchange rate or availability of FX?

To me it is simply to ensure some people's money rots with them. That is vendetta and not strategic thinking.

Godwin Emefiele is less than a rubber stamp.
He is a stamp carved out of decayed cocoyam. If he had any decency in him, he would have resigned 3years ago.
But keeping his job by licking ass is more important than leaving a name in Sterling.

The economy is on a free fall.
Interest rates on deposits are almost non-existent, stamp duty is charged on Savings accounts, accounts of perceived "enemies" of the government are flagged and frozen. Unsustainable loans are requested every now and then to sustain our outrageously exorbitant cost of governance.

If not for the abundance of Ponzi Schemes masquerading as FX investors, Nigerians would have been eating stone now.

I miss Charles Soludo.
I miss Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The CBN is just like the NLC; a total write-off.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:22pm On Dec 01, 2020
ATEAMS:
All things pass and pain is temporary. It comes to teach a lesson and when the lesson is understood it disappears into the night.
True talk!
You have said it all.....Wise man.

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Re: CBN Okays Withdrawals Of Dollars From Domiciliary Accounts by Amaso99(m): 2:22pm On Dec 01, 2020
Trial and error CBN governor
Nothing just they him head
Just pay me my covid 19 loan make I add japa

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