The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has sustained its intervention in the foreign exchange (forex) market as it injected $195 million into various segments of the market on Wednesday.
A breakdown of the intervention indicates that authorised dealers in the wholesale window segment received a $100 million offer from the bank. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisibles windows were allocated $50 million and $45 million.
The CBN has been intervening on the official market in the last few months to narrow the spread between rates on the official market and black market.
The naira came close to converging at the investor foreign exchange window and black market last Friday, with analysts attributing the development to increased dollar liquidity in the forex market.
The naira was quoted unchanged at N370 per dollar at the black market.