March 24, 2024

Nigeria Economic Update(Issue 9)

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its 293rd meeting held on the 27th of February, raised the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 400 basis points, from 18.75 percent to 22.75 percent. The MPR is the benchmark interest rate set by the CBN for commercial banks to disburse loans to businesses and individuals. The committee also agreed to raise the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), the percentage of a commercial bank’s deposits that it must keep in reserve, from 32.5 percent to 45 percent.

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