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CBN will tackle impediments to liquidity in foreign exchange market – Cardoso

CBN will tackle impediments to liquidity in foreign exchange market - Cardoso
CBN will tackle impediments to liquidity in foreign exchange market - Cardoso (Photo: The Whistler NG)

Following his confirmation as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Olayemi Cardoso has said that the apex bank will do all within its statutory functions to address identified distortions and ensure a conducive atmosphere for different categories of investors.

He gave the assurance in his office on Thursday, when a group of investors paid him a courtesy visit.

The liquidity challenge has pushed the naira to exchange at almost N1, 000 to the dollar at the parallel market.

Cardoso noted that under his leadership, the new management team at the CBN will do its best to tackle the impediments to liquidity in the foreign exchange market in Nigeria.

While disclosing plans to formally unveil his agenda for the monetary and financial sector in the days
ahead, Cardoso stressed the importance of credibility and transparency in implementing the Bank’s
monetary policy.

To achieve this, he said the Bank would focus on strengthening its data-gathering system to ensure that only verifiable data will be relied upon for evidence-based decisions.

According to him, the CBN would also adhere to rules that are known, acceptable and transparent for the conduct of monetary policy.

Speaking further on liquidity management, he said his team had a short-term goal of addressing
structural issues within the financial system that gave rise to the liquidity challenge in the first instance.

On the relationship between the monetary and fiscal authorities, the new CBN Governor said there
would continue to be consensus between both authorities to harmonise their positions on the interest rate and inflation.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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