…as Emefiele expresses optimism for accelerated growth
Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reduced its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) from 14.0 per cent to 13.5 per cent.
The Governor of the bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this, in Abuja, this afternoon, while briefing the press at the end of the 226th Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.
He said that the decision to loosen the MPT was borne out of the desire to stimulate growth in various sectors of the economy.
The MPR had been retained at 14 per cent since July 2016.