The Federal Government has denied reported plans to convert foreign exchange in depositors’ domiciliary accounts to naira.
On Saturday, sections of the media reported that the Federal Government had plans to convert the domiciliary accounts to naira as a way to strengthen the naira.
But the Coordinating Minister of the Economy Wale Edu, in a statement, said there was no iota of truth in the report, dismissing it as falsehood.
He said: “There is no iota of truth in the claims of Punch Newspaper that the Federal Government plans to convert foreign exchange in depositors’ domiciliary accounts to naira.
“The publication of such falsehood. at a time when the government is working to restore economic stability and confidence in the national currency is tantamount to economic sabotage.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I emphasize that depositors’ foreign currency in their domiciliary accounts will not be converted to naira.”
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also denied the report on its X page.
It said: “No plans to convert $30bn domiciliary deposits to naira. This news is fake!”