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Cardoso Restates CBN’s Focus on Price Stability



By Linda Ike

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Olayemi Cardoso, has reaffirmed that his leadership will ensure that the Bank will focus mainly on the core mandate of price stability.

Cardoso stated this on Thursday when the Impact Investing Community, led by the 14th Emir of Kano and Khalifa of the Tijaniyyah Sufi order of Nigeria and the neighbouring countries, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who is also a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria visited him in Abuja.

Addressing the team in his office, Cardoso said the leadership of CBN has determined to change the narrative about the Bank and make the Bank more impactful in the lives of Nigerians by curtailing inflation.

He said, “At the end of our tenure, we want to look back and see that our policies have positively impacted people’s lives.”

Cardoso thanked the Impact Investing Community for the courtesy visit on CBN, noting that the community represented an excellent future for Nigeria and has the potential to transform the country’s economy by tapping into the investment opportunities available across the country and the world.

While commending the quality of leadership at Impact Investing Community and its effort to create awareness as well as build partnerships, the CBN Governor assured them that the Bank would collaborate with them in the direction of putting in place frameworks that will encourage investments that will positively influence the lives of Nigerians and contribute to economic growth.

The Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Isa AbdulMunin stated in a statement that iKhalifa Sanusi in his remarks noted that the Bank’s activities had a massive impact on the lives of Nigerians, adding that many people often “do not know the impact of a Central Bank’s works until a Central Bank fails.”

While expressing concerns about the inflation rate, he urged the new leadership of the CBN to work persistently at driving down the rate, which he noted had severely impacted the wealth of individuals.

He also acknowledged the importance of long-term planning by the CBN in achieving its goals, stressing the need for the fiscal authorities to focus on agriculture and education, especially for the girl-child.

Khalifa Sanusi, therefore, pledged his continued support, along with the Impact Investing Community, to the CBN in achieving its goals.

On his part, the Chairperson of Impact Investing, Ibukun Awosika, said their visit to CBN was to register their willingness to support what the Bank and the Federal Government were doing in terms of changing Nigeria’s investment climate by redirecting resources to areas where they will make the most positive impact.

According to her, over $200 Trillion was available around the globe as investment funds, with $1 Trillion of it with impact investing. She further stated that Impact Investing, with a presence in over 41 countries, was willing to blend with traditional investment practitioners to make an impact in the country.

While stressing the importance of social investment, she sought the support of the CBN to enable the body to achieve its goal.

The Deputy Governor in charge of Corporate Services, Bala Bello underscored the importance of investment, noting that global capital was moving towards social investment.

He thanked the team for its support, noting that collaboration and effective communication were vital to successfully navigating the current challenges in the country.

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