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Naira Appreciates by 21.8% in March Against Dollar

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The Nigerian Naira appreciated against the US dollar throughout March 2024, a substantial milestone in the country’s exchange rate policy.

Official figures indicate that the Naira closed the month at N1309/$1 on the last trading day, reflecting a 21.8% gain compared to its position at the end of February 2024, where it stood at N1595.11/$1.

This surge in the value of the Naira represents the success of various forex policies, strategies, and interventions implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) aimed at stabilizing and fortifying the national currency.

Notably, these policies have not only bolstered the Naira’s position in the official market but have also had a profound impact on the parallel market, where the Naira experienced an even more pronounced recovery.

Key drivers behind the Naira’s appreciation include stringent measures to curb foreign currency speculation and hoarding by Nigerian banks, ensuring that genuine demand for forex is met.

Also, the complete clearance of the valid foreign exchange backlog by the CBN, totaling $1.5 billion, has contributed significantly to restoring confidence in the currency.

Furthermore, policies targeted at the retail end of the market, such as allocating competitive rates to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators and removing the exchange rate cap for International Money Transfer Operators, have played a pivotal role in strengthening the exchange rate at this level.

Overall, the Naira’s remarkable appreciation underscores the effectiveness of the CBN’s interventions and signals a positive trajectory for Nigeria’s exchange rate stability.

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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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 22nd, 2024

As of April 22nd, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,290 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of April 22nd, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,290 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 N1,100 and sell it at N1,090 on Friday, April 19th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate declined 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: N1,290
  • Selling Rate: N1,280

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 19th, 2024

As of April 19th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,100 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 19th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,100 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 N1,020 and sell it at N1,010 on Thursday, April 18th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate declined slightly 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: N1,100
  • Selling Rate: N1,090

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Naira’s Recent Gain Reflects Policy Direction, Says CBN Chief Olayemi Cardoso

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Olayemi Cardoso, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has explained that the recent surge in the Naira is a testament to the positive direction of government policies rather than active intervention to defend the currency’s value.

Addressing attendees at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, Governor Cardoso underscored that the CBN’s intention is not to artificially prop up the Naira.

He clarified that the fluctuations observed in the country’s foreign exchange reserves were not aimed at defending the currency but rather aligning with broader economic goals.

Over the past month, the Naira has experienced a notable uptick in value against the dollar, signaling a reversal from previous declines. Data from Bloomberg reveals a 6.4% decrease in liquid reserves since March 18, coinciding with the Naira’s rebound.

Despite this decline, Cardoso pointed out that around $600 million had flowed into the reserves in the past two days, reflecting confidence in the Nigerian market.

Governor Cardoso articulated the CBN’s vision of a market-driven exchange rate system, emphasizing the importance of allowing market forces to determine exchange rates through willing buyers and sellers.

He expressed optimism about a future where the central bank’s intervention in the foreign exchange market would be minimal, except in extraordinary circumstances.

The recent resilience of the Naira follows a period of volatility earlier in the year, marked by a substantial devaluation in January. Since then, the CBN has implemented measures to stabilize the currency, including monetary tightening and initiatives to enhance dollar liquidity.

Cardoso highlighted the transformation in market sentiment, noting that investors now perceive Nigeria’s central bank as committed to stabilizing inflation and fostering economic stability.

As Nigeria continues its journey toward economic recovery and stability, Cardoso’s remarks provide insight into the central bank’s strategy and its impact on the country’s currency dynamics.

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