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Foreign Currency Cash Deposits in Nigeria banks temporary suspended

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has ban Deposits into Domiciliary Accounts

According to paper signed by Olakanmi Gbadamosi, the director of trade and exchange;

 ‘The Central Bank of Nigeria has considered the recent statements by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) concerning the large volume of foreign currencies in their vaults and the decision to stop accepting foreign currency cash deposits into customers’ domiciliary accounts.

 The CBN hereby prohibits from the date of this circular the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by DMBs in its continued efforts to stop illicit financial flows in the Nigerian banking system which aligns with the anti-money Laundering stance of the Federal Government.
 Foreign currency cash lodgements made prior to the date of this circular, the account holder has the option to either withdraw his or her foreign currency cash or the Naira equivalent.

 Only wire transfers to and from Domiciliary Accounts are henceforth permissible.
 The CBN advises individuals that wish to source foreign currency for eligible and legitimate purposes such as BTA, PTA medical, mortgage, school fees, goods etc. to do so through recognized channels with the use of Form ‘A’ for ‘invisible’ and Form ‘M’ for ‘visible: transactions’.

So, what do all these imply?

1. No Nigeria bank accepts foreign currency or what?
2. You can’t withdraw foreign currency in Nigeria. Is this one true also. Ok, don’t worry in my next post, I will show you ‘How to withdraw foreign currency in Nigeria’


2 thoughts on “Foreign Currency Cash Deposits in Nigeria banks temporary suspended”

  1. Please am confused with this latest policy of CbN I traded bitcoin for a living through my local bank account with nairaex but after my last withdrawal they sent me a mail warning me to stop using my banks account for surch transactions. And this was a wonderful means of making a living in this recession please I need your Help. Disscuss what other best way I can carry out my trade with out any obstacle from the government. Thanks

    1. Hello Isoken Osama,
      My brother, government is everywhere. I will suggest you trade with those that need bitcoin like the MMM Nigeria users, bitcoin miners etc.

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