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Naira has depreciated massively against the dollar, See New Exchange Rate below.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the naira plunged against the U.S. dollar on Monday with a 0.60 per cent depreciation at the official market.
According to FMDQ, where forex is officially traded, the naira which opened trading at N417.30 closed at N421.50 to a dollar at the close of business on Monday.
This implies N2.50 or 0.60 per cent devaluation from N419.00 it exchanged hands with the greenback currency Friday, last week.
This is the second-lowest level the naira exchanged officially with the dollar in five months after closing at N422.67 to a dollar on January 5, early this year, and the first time it stretched across the N417.00 and N419.00 and above benchmark it has been trading in the past four months.
The naira reached an intraday high of N410.00 and slipped to a low of N444.00 before closing at N421.50 per $1 on Monday.
Forex turnover plummeted by 58.3 per cent with $70.68 million recorded at the close of business on Monday against the $169.38 million posted in the previous session last week Friday.
Similarly, the local currency touched N600.00 mark at the parallel market on Monday.
In Uyo, currency dealers exchanged the naira at N595.00 and sold within the range of N596.00 and N600.00 to a dollar, while Abuja balck market dealers at wuse zone 4 said the currency was exchanged at N594.00 and sold at N595.00 per $1 on Monday.
The local currency opened at N597.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market, today, Tuesday, 17 May 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed at N595.00 per $1 on Monday, 16 May 2022.
Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦597 per $1 today, Eko Hot Blog 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.
Eko Hot Blog reports that on the black market, the players buy a dollar for N595 and sell for N597 on Tuesday morning, May 17, 2022, after they bought N590 and sold for N595 on Monday, 16 May 2022.
Meanwhile, Eko Hot Blog reports that the USD started this week at ₦590 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it opened at #587 last week Monday, May 2, 2022.
Disclaimer: Eko Hot Blog 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.
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