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Just In: CBN Raises Interest Rate To 13%

Just In: CBN Raises Interest Rate To 13%
  • PublishedMay 24, 2022

The policy-setting committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has voted to raise the monetary policy rate (MPR), which measures interest rate, to 13 per cent to tame rising inflation.

The monetary policy rate (MPR) is the baseline interest rate in an economy, every other interest rate used within an economy is built on it.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday after the committee’s meeting at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, Godwin Emefiele, governor of the apex bank, said six out of eleven committee members voted to raise the key rate.

The rate which had been at 11.5% since September 2020, in a bid to spur economic growth from the recession witnessed in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, has now been raised by the apex bank after inflation rate rises above 16%.

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