Economic News Update

Emefiele promises review of forex policy to stimulate real sector

Nigeria’s prostrate industrial sector may soon get some fresh impetus as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has promised to review some aspects of the bank’s flexible exchange rate policy to allow more manufacturers and other end users more access to foreign exchange, after nearly two years of embargo on importers of 41.

Emefiele, who spoke in Washington DC, USA, after crucial sessions with foreign investors and other stakeholders including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank Group, noted that though the flexible exchange rate policy was commended by several stakeholders at the meetings, there may be need still to review some aspects of it in the months ahead, to boost job creation and manufacturing capacity.

The policy change option was coming amidst huge job and capacity losses in the manufacturing and other critical sectors of the economy since its introduction on June 23, 2015.

 

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Economic News Update

Emefiele promises review of forex policy to stimulate real sector

Nigeria’s prostrate industrial sector may soon get some fresh impetus as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has promised to review some aspects of the bank’s flexible exchange rate policy to allow more manufacturers and other end users more access to foreign exchange, after nearly two years of embargo on importers of 41.

Emefiele, who spoke in Washington DC, USA, after crucial sessions with foreign investors and other stakeholders including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank Group, noted that though the flexible exchange rate policy was commended by several stakeholders at the meetings, there may be need still to review some aspects of it in the months ahead, to boost job creation and manufacturing capacity.

The policy change option was coming amidst huge job and capacity losses in the manufacturing and other critical sectors of the economy since its introduction on June 23, 2015.

 

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