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Naira Falls to N500/US$1 at Black Market on Monday
Naira – Investors King
Despite efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to improve dollar liquidity across the foreign exchange segments and prop up Naira value, the Nigerian Naira dipped to N500 against the United States Dollar on Monday at the nation’s black market.
Last week, the CBN announced plans to increase forex allocation to Deposit Money Banks in a bid to ensure Nigerians access forex at a fair rate and not forced to patronise the black market operators with exuberant rates.
“The CBN agreed to increase the amount allocated to banks for travellers, Small and Medium Enterprises among others. The banks also agreed to operate something akin to foreign exchange imprest account such that the coffers of banks will be replenished so long as they retire the initial amounts to the satisfaction of the CBN”, stated Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department at the CBN.
The Naira quickly gained against its global counterparts, improving to N493 against the American Dollar last week before resuming its long-term bearish trend to N500/US$1 at the black market on Monday 21, June
The embattled currency depreciated in value against both the Euro and British Pound, exchanged at N590 and N710, respectively.
At the NAFEX window, the CBN new adopted official rate, the Naira traded at N411.67 to a United States Dollar on Monday while investors transacted $94.17 million during the trading hours of Monday.
At the Bureau De Exchange section of forex, Naira sold for N495 per US Dollar, N715 to a British Pound and N603 to a Euro