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JUST IN: CBN Raises Interest Rate To 26.25% 

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, has raised interest rates by 150 basis points to 26.25 percent from 24.75 percent in March to tackle rising inflation.

CBN Governor, Olayemi Cardoso revealed this on Tuesday at the 295th MPC press briefing in Abuja.

The apex boss said the decision to raise the interest rate was to tame the country’s soaring headline inflation which increased to 33.69 percent in April.

CBN had continued tightening of monetary instruments to bring down inflation.

The 295th MPC meeting is the third since the appointment of Cardoso in September last year.

In May 2023, Nigeria’s interest rate stood at 18.75 percent.

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