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CBN maintains lending rate at 11.5 percent

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The of Nigeria (CBN) has maintained the Monetary Policy Rate at 11.5 percent.

CBN maintains lending rate at 11.5 percent

CBN maintains lending rate at 11.5 percent

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during a briefing after the first Monetary Policy meeting for the year held in on Tuesday.

Other parameters left unchanged are the Cash Reserve Ratio and Liquidity Ratio at 27.5 percent and 30 percent respectively.

Announcing the ’s decision, Emefiele said, “After a careful balancing of the benefits and the downside risks of the policy options, the MPC decided to hold all parameters constant, believing that a whole stance will enable the continuous permeation of current policy measures in supporting the recorded growth recovery and further boost production and productivity which will ultimately rein in inflation in the short to medium term.



“The MPC thus decided by a unanimous vote, the MPC voted as follows, one, retain MPR at 11.5 percent; retain the asymmetric corridor of +100/-700 basis points around the MPR; retain the CRR at 27.5 percent, and retain the Liquidity Ratio at 30 percent.”

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