Apr 22, Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the immediate suspension of the implementation of the Cashless Nigeria. Apr 21, The CBN in February announced its plan to extend the Cashless Policy to all the remaining states of the Federation by Oct. 1, , to enhance. Apr 21, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended its earlier directive on the implementation of cashless policy. In a circular released on Friday.

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The second stage of the pilot run started in RiversAnambraAbiaKano StateOgun and the Federal Capital Territory on 1 July while the program nationwide gospel started exactly a year after, 31 July As part of the operational requirements of the window, the CBN circular said the exchange rates of the transactions in the window shall be as agreed between authorised dealers and their counterparties.

The decline in remittances, when valued in U.

In a related development, two weeks after opening a special foreign exchange FX window for Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs to enable operators import eligible finished lolicy semi-finished items, the CBN yesterday established a fresh widow for investors and exporters tagged: Among other charges, the earlier circular had shown that charges on deposits and withdrawals were reviewed such that for individuals with less than N, cash deposit and withdrawals, there would be no charge.

Status of Finance Companies -Monday, March 19, The policy was enforced not to eliminate the use of cash but to reduce the volume of cash in vbn. As such, the roll-out of the programme in other states of the caashless has been deferred to January 1, December 30, 4: Retrieved from ” https: On participants in the new window, it disclosed that supply of foreign currency to the window shall be through portfolio investors, exporters, authorised dealers and other parties with foreign currency to exchange to naira.


The pilot run of the policy started on the 1 January in Lagos State. The policy is a good one. Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the immediate suspension of the implementation of the Cashless Nigeria Policy in 30 states of the federation.


It should, however, be noted that the charges are subject to review every six months. Additionally, electronic transactions are not pollcy to unpleasant events like extensive power outage, cyberattack and cascading bank failure which can stall the transaction process. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You could recall that recently we introduced a window to be able to give forex to SMEs, which incidentally is the cashles of growth in our economy, for them to be able to obtain a small amount of forex that suits their business and we have received complaints now that banks are frustrating them.

CBN suspends cashless policy in 30 states – Punch Newspapers

All necessary refunds should be made accordingly. It has also casjless that remittance to Nigeria fell by 10 per cent inthe latest edition of the Migration and Development Brief released yesterday has shown.

Inthe CBN introduced the cashless policy programme as a pilot scheme in Lagos.


It prescribed a cash handling charges cashless daily withdrawal above five hundred thousand Naira N, Processing fee for withdrawals: Doing Business in Nigeria. A circular issued by the CBN disclosed that the purpose of the fresh forex widow for investors and exporters was to boost liquidity in the forex market and ensure timely execution and settlement for eligible transactions.

To receive our NEW investment newsletter containing intelligent investing news, data, analysis and research, type in your e-mail address. The development was largely attributed to slow economic growth in remittance-sending countries; decline in commodity prices, especially oil, which impacted remittance receiving countries; and diversion of remittances to informal channels due cn controlled exchange rate regimes in the country.

State and Local Govts. All necessary refunds should be made accordingly. Also, the cashless policy can help improve the effectiveness of the monetary policy in managing inflation and driving economic growth.

Furthermore, the policy can curb criminality usually associated with travelling around with a lot of physical cash. Retrieved 4 October Cashles Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cashless Policy: CBN Reviews Retail Cash Withdrawals and Lodgements Limits

The announcement came with the reversal to the old charges. This was under the leadership of the leadership of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido. Banking Sector Records 5.