The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja.
According to Mr. Emefiele, the foreign exchange regulation in the country forbids trafficking in currency.
He said that the SSS had the right to enforce the law and make sure that currency hawkers were forced out of the “illegal trade.’’
The governor, who said it was demeaning for traders to hawk currency on the streets, urged the traders to legitimise their business by applying for Bureau De Change (BDC) licence.
Officials of the SSS raided the parallel markets in Lagos, Abuja and Onitsha last week over alleged arbitrary sale of forex.
The raid, which worsened dollar scarcity at its wake, forced the naira to settle at N465 to a dollar.