Naira Falls Again to N645 Per Dollar
The Nigerian currency has sunk to a new low, exchanging for N645 against the U.S. dollar in the parallel market.
Data from Aboki Forex, revealed that the naira, which traded for N620 against the dollar on Monday and N630 on Wednesday, has fallen to N645 as of Thursday afternoon.
the naira lost against the dollar on Wednesday at the investors and exporters window, exchanging at N426.58 to a dollar.
Recall that on Tuesday, Mr Emefiele threatened to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who were buying dollars with naira, claiming that doing so was against the law.
Citizens’ ability to conduct foreign transactions has become increasingly difficult as many deposit money banks reduced the international spending limit on naira cards to $20 per month following CBN’s stiff forex policies.
The apex bank, however, maintains the parallel market does not accurately reflect the country’s exchange rate economy.
Yet, naira’s fall from N588 against the American dollar in May to N645 today has continued to send prices of services and commodities through the roof across the country.