CBN extends Naira-4-Dollar scheme indefinitely


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By Elizabeth Adegbesan


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said it has extended its  Naira-4-Dollar  scheme until further notice.

The apex bank disclosed this in a circular titled: “Re: Introduction of the CBN’s “Naira 4 Dollar Scheme” for Diaspora Remittances.”

The circular, signed by Director, Trade and Exchange Department, CBN, Saleh Jibrin, stated: “Further to the CBN Circular referenced TED/FEM/PUB/FPC/01/003 dated 05 March 2021 on the above subject matter, which was originally scheduled to end on May 8, 2021, we hereby announce the continuation of the scheme until further notice.”

Recall, that  the CBN introduced the  Naira-4-Dollar  scheme in an effort to sustain the encouraging increase in inflows of diaspora remittances into the country through the International Money Transfer Operators, IMTOs.

The referenced circular stated: “CBN shall, through commercial banks, pay to remittance recipients the incentive of N5 for every $1 remitted by sender…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper