Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and banks, under the aegis of the Bankers Committee, have decided to bar bad debtors from purchasing foreign exchange in the interbank foreign exchange market.
The committee comprises the top management of CBN, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC and Chief Executives of banks.
The Committee also decided to reduce limit on naira debit Visa and Mastercard. The limit represents the amount of dollars that card holders can spend or withdraw through the cards when they are out of the country.
Director, Banking Supervision Department, CBN, Dr. Tokunbo Martins disclosed this at a press conference at the end of the Bankers Committee held in Lagos.
Also at the press conference, are the Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Mr. Emeka Emuwa, Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, Mrs. Bola Adesola, Chief Executive of Citibank Nigeria, Mr. Omar Hafeez, and the Central Bank of Nigeria Director of Corporate Communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Muazu.