Figures obtained from the CBN indicated that authorized dealers in the wholesale segment of the market were offered the sum of $100million, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $55 million. The sum of $50 million was allocated to customers requiring foreign exchange for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others.
The Director in the Corporate Communications Department of the apex bank, Isaac Okorafor, confirmed the transactions and said that the effort of the bank had helped to stem fluctuations in the exchange rate.
This, according to him, had increased the level of confidence investors and the public had in the Naira.
It will be recalled that on Friday, May 3, the bank injected the sum of $271.8million and CNY41.1million into the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) segment.
Meanwhile, the Naira today Tuesday, exchanged at an average of
N361/$1 in the BDC segment of the market.