January 27, 2023

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Nigeria’s diaspora remittances hit $10.1bn in H1 2022, 9.6% enhance


Diaspora remittances between January and June 2022 into Nigeria hit $10.11 billion, representing a 9.6 per cent enhance in comparison with $9.23 billion acquired within the corresponding interval of 2021.

Based on information obtained from the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), a sum of $23.3 million was recorded as remittance outflow from Nigeria, indicating a web influx of $10.09 billion within the first half of 2022 as towards a web worth of $9.99 billion recorded in second half of 2021 and $9.2 billion recorded within the corresponding interval of 2021.

Nigeria’s remittance influx rose to its highest stage because the second half of 2019, because the CBN Naira4dollar coverage continues to help remittance inflows into the Nigerian financial system.

This scheme presents recipients of diaspora remittances N5 for each $1 acquired via the CBN IMROs. The scheme, which was initially meant to final for 2 months, was later prolonged indefinitely.

Based on the regulator, the extension of the scheme was geared toward sustaining the international change market liquidity in Africa’s greatest financial system, which has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and drop in oil income.

The numbers are starting to shore up from the dip recorded in 2020 because of the covid-19 pandemic. A significant enhance for the Nigerian financial system, which is in dire want of a international change, contemplating the sustained liquidity crunch and depreciation of the native forex.

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