By Abubakar Yunusa
The policy-setting committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the monetary policy rate (MPR), which measures interest rate, from 18.5 percent to 18.75 percent.
Peoples Daily reported that Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 22.79 percent amid the increase in food prices, last week.
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.
Folashodun Shonubi, acting governor of the apex bank, announced the development to journalists on Tuesday after the committee’s meeting at the CBN headquarters in Abuja.
This is the first monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting since the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as CBN governor.