The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced a special bill to enhance the financial market.
According to the apex bank, the bill would also avail the monetary authority with an additional liquidity management tool.
In a circular signed by Bello Hassan, CBN’s Director of Banking Supervisi said that the bill would deepen the financial sector
“The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) hereby announces the introduction of Special Bills as part of efforts to deepen the financial markets and avail the monetary authority with an additional liquidity management tool.”
According to the regulatory body, the features of the CBN Special Bills include; Tenor of 90 days; Zero coupon, applicable yield at issuance will be determined by the CBN; The instrument will be tradable amongst banks, retail and institutional investors; The instrument shall not be accepted for repurchase agreement transactions with the CBN and shall not be discountable at the CBN window; and The instrument will qualify as liquid assets in the computation of liquidity ratio for deposit money banks.
The CBN added that it will continue to ensure optimal regulation of systemic liquidity and promote efficient financial markets in support of economic recovery and sustained growth.