The Central Bank of Nigeria left its monetary policy rate unchanged at 11.5% during its first meeting for the year.
All other parameters were maintained. The Cash Reserve Ratio was retained at 27.5% and Liquidity ratio was kept at 30%.
Policymakers remain focused on stimulating a recessive economy despite growing inflationary pressures.
In December, headline inflation climbed further to an over three-year high of 15.75%, mainly linked to dollar shortages and surging jihadist attacks in farming areas as well as lingering disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.