The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has threatened to sanction any Deposit Money Bank (DMB) in breach of its earlier instructions to open teller points for retail foreign exchange (Forex) transactions in all locations.
The apex bank’s acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the bank would also punish banks which failed to install electronic display boards in all their branches, showing rates of all trading currencies.
“The retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) received the largest intervention of 285 million dollars.
“Other components of the released figures include the 100 million dollars offered for wholesale SMIS, 90 million dollars for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) window and 70 million dollars for invisibles such as Basic Travel Allowances, tuition fees and medical payments,” he said.
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