The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has endorsed the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria (ACTN).
Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Okwu Joseph Nnanna, made this known to the members of the Governing Council of ACTN during their courtesy visit to him in Abuja.
He urged the ACTN to be research-oriented and to adopt best corporate governance, noting that the Association should partner with the apex bank in its developmental programmes.
The Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria is an association established to foster the interests of corporate treasurers in the Nigerian financial markets by providing a platform for policy advocacy, discussions on issues of mutual interest, education and standard development of the corporate treasury function.
Chairman, Governing Council, Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria (ACTN), Zeal Akaraiwe, who led the ACTN team, noted that the Association could play a vital role in partnering with the CBN in the area of providing CBN with feed- back on policy issues.
He reiterated the value the ACTN could be adding to the process and quality of policies if the CBN could depend on the ACTN for certain statistics they would require for more informed policies.
The CBN Deputy Governor, who agreed that the apex bank would partner with the ACTN, also requested that the CBN be put on notice regarding the ACTN activities. He also stated that ACTN would be for CBN the heartbeat of the real sector in measuring market sentiments.
As a result, the apex bank asked the ACTN to provide the CBN with information on the impulse of the real sector regarding exchange policies and other issues the members were facing in accessing foreign exchange.
The CBN Deputy Governor told the members of the ACTN governing council that the CBN was trying to de-risk the real sector and expressed willingness to partner with the ACTN in that regards to move the economy forward.