CBN MPC Maintainss key rates for 12 months

CBN Gov., Emefiele

CBN Gov., Emefiele


The monetary policy committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained MPR at 14 percent and all other parameters at their current levels.

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the CBN, who addressed the press after the meeting on Tuesday, hinged the bank’s decision on the need to halt inflation while also supporting growth.

The committee lamented insecurity in the Niger Delta, in the north-east and across regions where pockets of herdsmen activities remain violent.

Emefiele said the MPC sees the slow implementation of the 2017 budget as a challenge, calling on the fiscal authorities to speed up the process in line with the economic recovery and growth plan (ERGP).

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