Naira Crashes Massively At Aboki Black Market, See New Exchange Rate
GoldenNewsNg reports that the Nigerian official currency, naira has crashed against the United States dollar exchanging at N580/$1 on Wednesday, 16, March 2022.
A survey conducted by GoldenNewsNg at the Bureau De Change (BDC) market in Ogba area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2022, showed that the naira to usd exchanged at N580/$1, failing to maintain the N570 position of 1 dollar to naira it stood for more than eight days, months after usd to naira exchanged for N530/$1
GoldenNewsNg reports that the players at the parallel market better known as the black market bought a dollar at N575 and sold for N580 on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2022, after they bought N572 and sold for N579 at the beginning of the week.
The exchange rate between the naira to dollar and dollar to naira on Wednesday showed that the Nigerian official currency, Naira has fallen against the United States dollar months after a steady rise which saw it gaining over N25 since it fell to its lowest of N575 to a dollar on September 20, 2021
Meanwhile, GoldenNewsNg reports that this is coming months after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had on July 27, 2021, suspended foreign exchange (forex) sales to BDC operators and directed all those with a genuine need for forex to revert to banks. The naira lost value at a whooping N85 to the dollar in less than two months from N490/$1 to N575/$1 on September 20.
Even though the dollar to naira opened at the parallel market (black market) at ₦580 per $1, GoldenNewsNg reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.
Disclaimer: GoldenNewsNg does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.