Naira has gained massively at the black market with a new exchange rate emerging.


Newsonline reports that the Nigerian official currency, the naira has gained against the United States dollar exchanging at N585/$1 days after a steady exchange rate of N590/$1.


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A survey conducted by Newsonline Nigeria financial experts at the Bureau De Change (BDC) market in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Thursday evening, April 21, 2022, showed that the naira to usd exchanged at N585/$1, gaining more than N15 after hitting dollar to naira exchange rate of N600/$1 on Easter Sunday.


Naira to dollar gains at Aboki black market (parallel market)

Newsonline Nigeria reports that the players in the parallel market better known as the black market bought a dollar at N582 and sold for N585 on Thursday evening, April 21, 2022, after they bought at N595 and sold for N600 on Easter Sunday evening.


The exchange rate between the naira to dollar and dollar to naira on Thursday evening showed that the Nigerian official currency, the naira is still struggling to gain heavily against the Un ited States dollar months after a steady rise which saw it gain over N25 since it fell to its lowest of N575 to a dollar on September 20, 2021


Meanwhile, Newsonline Nigeria reports that this is coming months after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had on July 27, 2021, suspended foreign exchange (forex) sales to BDC operators and directed all those with a genuine need for forex to revert to banks. The naira lost value at a whooping N85 to the dollar in less than two months from N490/$1 to N575/$1 on September 20, 2021


Even though the dollar to naira opened at the parallel market (black market) at ₦585 per $1, Newsonline reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.



DisclaimerNEWSONLINE NIGERIA does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.