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Naira Plummets to Historic Low of N1,600 Against Dollar on Black Market

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The Nigerian naira has plummeted to an unprecedented low of N1,600 against the US dollar on the black market, a historic milestone in the country’s currency exchange landscape.

This depreciation comes as a culmination of persistent foreign exchange shortages and escalating demand for dollars, driven by speculators and individuals seeking foreign currency for various purposes including business, tourism, education, and healthcare.

The naira declined by 1.26 percent from its previous rate of N1,570 per dollar observed just a day earlier.

Moreover, compared to the N1,400 rate recorded at the beginning of February, the naira has declined by 11.95 percent against the dollar on the black market.

While the official market saw a marginal improvement with the naira strengthening to N1,498 per dollar, fueled by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s injection of over $100 million into banks, the disparity between the official and parallel market rates widened to 6 percent.

Traders attribute the scarcity of dollars in the black market to the CBN’s actions aimed at curbing the sources of dollar supply.

The situation underscores the challenges facing Nigeria’s foreign exchange market and highlights the urgent need for effective measures to stabilize the currency and address underlying economic issues.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Businessinsider, Nasdaq, Entrepreneur.com, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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Naira Hits Eight-Month High at 1,120/$ Amidst Central Bank Reforms

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The Nigerian Naira has surged to an eight-month high of 1,120 against the US dollar on the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

This significant appreciation comes on the heels of a series of foreign exchange (FX) reforms initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which have effectively unlocked dollar liquidity within the economy.

According to data compiled from online platforms and street traders, the current exchange rate reflects a gain of 62.95% for the Naira against the dollar compared to its level of 1,825 per dollar in February 2024.

Market sentiment suggests that the recent strengthening of the Naira can be attributed to a subdued demand for the US dollar, coupled with ample liquidity in the market, particularly during the holiday period.

Despite a decline in external reserves, Nigeria’s currency strengthened to 1,230.61 per dollar on the official FX market before the holidays.

The recent uptick in the Naira’s value follows the CBN’s decision to review the exchange rate for Bureau De Change (BDC) Operators to 1,101 per dollar from 1,251 per dollar.

Also, the CBN announced plans to sell $15.88 million to 1,588 eligible BDCs, further bolstering dollar liquidity in the market.

The CBN’s proactive approach to FX management, including the resolution of foreign exchange backlogs amounting to US$7 billion, has instilled confidence among investors and market participants.

Furthermore, the apex bank’s commitment to implementing reforms aimed at enhancing transparency and efficiency in the FX market has yielded positive results.

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 9th, 2024

As of April 9th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,200 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of April 9th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,200 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,240 and sell it at N1,230 on Monday, April 9th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate improved when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,200
  • Selling Rate: N1,190

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 8th, 2024

As of April 8th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,240 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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New Naira Notes

As of April 8th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,240 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,250 and sell it at N1,240 on Friday, April 5th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate improved when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,240
  • Selling Rate: N1,230

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