JUST IN: CBN Raises Weekly Withdrawal Limits for Firms, Individuals.
The Central Bank of Nigerian has raised withdrawal limits for firms and individuals after public complaints of original scheme.
Individuals can now withdraw N500,000 cash weekly and corporate entities can now withdraw up to N5 million cash across all channels including Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point Of Sale (PoS) terminals, the apex bank said in a circular issued on Wednesday and signed by its Director of Banking Supervision, Haruna Mustafa.
The directive becomes effective from January 9, 2023, the apex bank maintained.
The CBN had on December 6, 2022 ordered Deposit Money Banks (DMOs) and other financial institutions to ensure that weekly over-the-counter (OTC) cash withdrawals by individuals and corporate entities do not exceed N100,000 and N500,000, respectively.
The directive sparked outrage from Nigerians and the National Assembly who disapprove of the policy.
However, the apex bank on Wednesday adjusted the weekly cash withdrawal limits to N500,000 for individuals and N5m for corporate firms.