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    CBN To curb dollar limit on Naira Visa, MasterCard debit cards

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    Babatunde Akinsolahttps://naija247news.com
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    atmThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and banks, under the aegis of the Bankers Committee, Thursday, have decided to bar bad debtors from purchasing foreign exchange in the interbank foreign exchange market.

    The committee comprise the top management of CBN, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and chief executives of banks.

    The Committee also decided to reduce limit on naira debit Visa and Mastercard. The limit represents the amount of dollars that card holders can spend or withdraw through the cards when they are out of the country.

    Director, Banking Supervision Department, CBN, Dr. Tokunbo Martins disclosed this at a press conference at the end of the Bankers Committee held in Lagos.

    Also at the press conference are the Chief Executive officer of Union Bank, Mr Emeka Emuwa, Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, Mrs Bola Adesola, Chief Executive of Citibank Nigeria, Mr. Omar Hafeez, and the CBN Director of Corporate Communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Muazu.

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