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ABCON Lauds CBN for Dollar Sales Resumption, Hails Boost in Forex Liquidity

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The Association of Bureaux de Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has expressed its appreciation to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the decision to resume dollar sales to Bureaux De Change (BDCs).

According to ABCON President, Dr. Aminu Gwadabe, this initiative has significantly enhanced dollar liquidity within the retail segment of the foreign exchange market.

In a statement issued by Dr. Gwadabe, he highlighted the positive impact of the CBN’s decision on the forex market and attributed it to the monetary policy tightening, interest rate hike, and the clearance of a $7 billion forex backlog in forward commitments.

Also, the recall of BDCs into the mainstream forex market has contributed to increased liquidity and provided a vital exchange rate transmission mechanism.

Dr. Gwadabe emphasized that this strategic move has not only demystified illegal economic behaviors such as hoarding and round-tripping but has also led to exchange rate convergence, fostering stability within the market.

He noted that the exchange rate stability has already begun to translate into tangible benefits for consumers, with a 15% reduction in international school fees, a 20% decrease in the cost of medical tourism, and a 25% dip in airfare prices for both local and international trips.

Describing the ongoing market development as revolutionary, Dr. Gwadabe asserted that a stable naira exchange rate will attract more foreign portfolio inflows, ultimately bolstering Nigeria’s economy.

The success story is further exemplified by the naira trading at N1,255/$ on Saturday, even lower than the advised N1,269.765 rate for BDCs.

The commendation from ABCON underscores the pivotal role played by the CBN in driving positive changes within the forex market, setting the stage for sustained economic growth and 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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