September 25, 2018 / 2:11 PM / a year ago

Nigeria's central bank governor optimistic over $8.1 bln MTN transfer dispute

ABUJA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said on Tuesday he was optimistic the bank would resolve a dispute linked to allegations that South African telecom firm MTN moved funds out of the country illegally.

The bank month ordered MTN and its banks to bring $8.134 billion back into the country that MTN allegedly had sent abroad in breach of foreign exchange regulations. (Reporting by Camillus Eboh in Abuja; Alexis Akwagyiram and Chijioke Ohuocha in Lagos; editing by John Stonestreet)

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