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Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises
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Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises

The value of the Naira has continued to fall and has now hit N700 to $1 in the parallel market as the demand for the foreign currency persists. As of last week, Naira was valued at N630 to $1 and has maintained a value of N620 to $1 before the further devaluation. Abudul Hassan, who is a Lagos-based Bureaux De Change (BDC) operator said the devaluation of the naira to the dollar is a result of the demand for the dollar in the parallel market, so therefore the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finds it difficult to meet the demand at the official market. “Everybody is moving to the parallel market and we have seen rising pressure there. With little control from the regulator, people are quoting sale price at N710/$1 but actual transactions are settled around N700/$1. We expect the...