CBN jerks healthcare interventions to N200bn, to launch e-naira Monday | Dailytrust

CBN jerks healthcare interventions to N200bn, to launch e-naira Monday

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased its healthcare interventions from N100 billion to N200 billion.  

The CBN Governor,   Mr. Godwin Emefiele disclosed that the increase was in a bid to save foreign exchange spent on medical tourism.   

Emefiele disclosed this yesterday at the opening of the Duchess International Hospital in Lagos.   

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, called for   more private sector participation in the healthcare sector to reverse medical tourism and  human capital flight of medical practitioners.  

Meanwhile, the CBN is set to launch the e-naira on Monday barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Our correspondent gathered from sources within the CBN that arrangements have now been concluded and the launch will happen on Monday.

Recall the e-Naira was originally scheduled to be launched on October 1, 2021 but was shifted due to the Independence Day activities.

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