In a significant development, the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Financial Institutions convened a crucial session featuring Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Olayemi Cardoso, as reported by Daily24Apps.
This high-stakes meeting, which took place on a Friday morning, saw Cardoso, alongside other CBN officials, addressing pressing concerns amidst the surging cost of living and widespread hardships faced by Nigerians.
Just days before this Senate appearance, Cardoso had already engaged with the House of Representatives, specifically discussing the alarming free fall of the Naira and the escalating foreign exchange crisis.
During the Senate session, the CBN governor shed light on the factors contributing to the pressure on the Naira, pointing fingers at the issues surrounding medical and education tourism.
Despite the recent policy interventions by the CBN, the Naira’s value continued to decline, reaching N1479.47 per US dollar in the foreign exchange market, as per FMDQ data on Thursday.
Last week, in an effort to address these economic challenges, the CBN issued a series of reforms, including the ‘Financial Markets Price Transparency and Market Notice of a revision to the FMDQ FX Market Rate Pricing Methodology.’
As the nation grapples with economic uncertainties, Governor Olayemi Cardoso’s insights and the ongoing efforts by the CBN highlight the intricate measures being taken to navigate and stabilize Nigeria’s financial landscape. Stay tuned for updates on these critical developments shaping the country’s economic future.