Naira Devalued, as CBN Migrates to Single Exchange Rate


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The country’s apex bank, the central bank has further devalued the naira by 7.6% against the dollar the country aims towards a single exchange-rate system for the local currency.

In the latest change on The Central Bank’s website, the apex bank had replaced the fixed rate of 379 naira to a dollar used for official transactions with the nafex or the I&E exchange rate of 410.25 naira per dollar.

With the unification of the two rates, this will improve the country’s currency-management system and help meet the conditions of the International Monetary Fund and investors for transparency.

The country had adopted a multiple exchange rate system to avoid an outright devaluation of the naira.

Nafex which acts as a spot rate was introduced in 2017 to improve dollar liquidity and encourage inflows from foreign investors that were exiting the country following the 2016 economic crisis

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