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Business - February 3, 2024

CBN dispels rumours of converting $30bn domiciliary account holding into Naira



Stanley Ihedigbo

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied plans of converting $30bn domiciliary deposits to Naira, saying the statement credited to it on national newspaper is fake.

According to the apex bank Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Mrs. Sidi-Ali, Hakama, their attention  has been drawn to a story published by a national newspaper alleging that the Federal Government is considering converting $30bn domiciliary deposits to Naira.

“This allegation is absolutely false and aims to trigger panic in the foreign exchange market, which the CBN is working assiduously to stabilize, as evidenced by its recent work and policy

“Similar false narratives have been spread on the work of the CBN over the past few months and it is clear that vested interests are determined to sabotage our efforts.

“We want to assure the general public that CBN is working to build confidence and would never do anything to undermine the currency and the economy. We, therefore, urge all stakeholders to disregard stories aimed at causing panic in the system
and see them clearly for what they are – acts of national sabotage,” she stressed.

She warned , in the strongest terms, against the peddling of false reports that have the potential to be disruptive to the economy.

“The Bank is the only designated authority for monetary policy changes and will always advise on any policy change(s) before they are
brought into operation. The CBN is always open to answer questions about our policies,” she added.

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