CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA COMMUNIQUÉ NO. 131 OF THE 274th MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 20THJULY 2020
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on 20thJuly 2020, amidst elevated uncertainties across the world. The projected global output contraction was revised downward, as many countries had to extend the lockdown period in the wake of a second waveof coronavirus infections, and continued lack of effective treatment or vaccines for the Novel Coronavirus disease. However, there is cautious optimism that the global growth contraction would reverse to positive growth path by 2021, as the pandemic is contained, potential treatment found,and restrictions on business activities are lifted by most economies.