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CBN moves to ban importation of maize

images 2020 07 14T081904.142 CBN moves to ban importation of maize

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all authorized dealers to discontinue the processing of Form M for the importation of maize with immediate effect.

The CBN made this known in a circular signed by Dr. Ozoemena Nnaji, the Director of Trade and Exchange Department of the apex bank in Abuja.

Form M is a mandatory statutory document to be completed by all importers for the importation of goods into the country.

The apex bank directed all authorized dealers to submit the list of form M already registered for the importation of maize.

The bank enjoined the dealers concerned to do so on or before the close of business on Wednesday.

It explained that the step was part of CBN’s efforts to increase local production and stimulate a rapid economic recovery.

The bank added that the measure was to also safeguard rural livelihood and increase job which had been lost due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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