CBN and The Nigerian Economy: A Short Story

A very detailed and easy-to-understand breakdown of recent economic happenings.


If you have an M.Sc in Finance or a degree in economics, you can skip this piece. The point of it is to try to explain what the CBN did today at the MPC meeting and how it all relates to the wider Nigerian economy.

The communique they released is here

Larry Summers, I think it was, who once said that it is not so easy to understand how the economy works. And Summers has more than one brain. Everything below is a simplification to get the basic points (as I understand them) across.

Increase the MPR by 100bps from 12% to 13%

First thing to know – 100 basis points equals 1%. It really is as simple as that – the CBN increased the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) by 1%. But what is MPR anyway?

Every Central Bank in the world has a broad goal that it seeks to…

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3 thoughts on “CBN and The Nigerian Economy: A Short Story

    1. Bash B Post author

      We happen to be experiencing one of those moments in time when the cosmos seems to shift just enough to fundamentally change the definition of “normal”; time for the Nigerian humanity to fundamentally adjust accordingly 😊

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