Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has clarified that it has not stopped the allocation and sale of foreign exchange for purposes of paying school fees and settlement of medical bills overseas.
A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Director, Corporate Communications, of the apex bank, Ibrahim Mu’azu, which stated this, urged the public to disregard any contrary information that tends to suggest otherwise.
In a tearse statement, Ma’azu said, “the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, wishes to clarify to the general public that it has not stopped the allocation and sale of foreign exchange for purposes of paying school fees and settlement of medical bills overseas.
“The Bank therefore urges members of the public to disregard any contrary information in respect thereof.”
He expressed concern that despite assurances from the CBN, some persons have continued to suggest that the Bank had stopped the allocation of Foreign Exchange to Nigerians seeking to pay school fees and medical bills overseas, and urged members of the public to discountenance such misinformation.
“All genuine users desiring to obtain foreign exchange for the above-mentioned purposes are hereby urged to freely approach their banks with their requests and appropriate documentation,” Mu’azu reiterated.


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