April 19, 2024

CBN Revokes Licenses Of 4,173 Bureau De Change Over Failure To Pay Renewal Fees

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the revocation of 4,173 Bureaux De Change Operators’ licences over failure to renew.

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Sidi Ali, Hakama, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications made this known in a statement.

The statement reads: “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in exercise of the powers conferred on it under the Bank and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020, Act No. 5, and the Revised Operational Guidelines for Bureaux De Change 2015 (the Guidelines), has revoked the licenses of 4,173 Bureaux De Change Operators. The list of affected BDC operators is available on the Bank’s website (www.cbn.gov.ng).

“The affected institutions failed to observe at least one of the following regulatory provisions: 225.

“Payment of all necessary fees, including licence renewal, within the stipulated period in line with the Guidelines.

“Rendition of returns in line with the Guidelines. Compliance with guidelines, directives and circulars of the CBN, particularly Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Counter-Proliferation Financing (CPF) regulations.

“The CBN is revising the regulatory and supervisory guidelines for Bureau de Change operations in Nigeria. Compliance with the new requirements will be mandatory for all stakeholders in the sector when the revised guidelines become effective.

“Members of the public are hereby advised to take note and be guided accordingly.”

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