Dollar To Naira Black Market Rate — 29th July 2022

The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar has fallen beyond the N720/$1 threshold at the parallel market (Black Market) on Friday, 29th July 2022, despite last trading session ending the day at N710/$1. This is according to information from Bureau De Change operators in Lagos State.

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Dollar To Naira  Rate crashed to N720/$1

Naira Crashes To Record Low N720/$1 At Black Market

The Nigerian Naira continues to suffer massive fall with respect to the United States Dollar at the Black Market (also called Parallel Market) with its exchange rate, Friday 29th July, 2022 standing at N720/$1.

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Tabular Form For Naira Rate Compared With The Dollar

$1 N720
$5 N3,600
$10 N7,200
$15 N10,800
$20 N14,400
$30 N21,600
$40 N28,800
$50 N36,000
$75 N54,000
$100 N72,000
$200 N144,000
$500 N360,000
$750 N540,000
$1,000 N720,000

Naira rate crashed to N720/$1 compared to N667/$1 recorded in the previous trading session. This is according to information from Bureau De Change operators.

Despite starting the day at N700/$1, dollar to naira Black Market rate today, has fallen beyond the N720/$1 threshold at the black market.

It will be recalled that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had a year ago banned the sale of FX to BDCs citing the illegal sale as the reason behind its decision. At that time, the exchange rate was about N501/$1 with $33 billion in the country’s FX reserves.

Prior to the ban, BDC operators were a major black market, providing exchange rate support to those who could not formally access foreign currencies directly from the CBN.

Also, in an attempt to further restrict the flow of forex at the parallel market, the apex bank threatened to arrest and prosecute Nigerians using naira to buy dollars last week.

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, during the recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Lagos, said, “For those taking money from banks to buy dollars, it is illegal to do so. If the security agencies hold you, you will know the implication of that”.

Reacting to the current development, BDCs in Lagos as well as other economic experts, criticised the CBN for failing to initiate policies that will help stabilize the country’s currency value in the forex market.

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Meanwhile the Senate has resolved to summon the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, to explain the reasons for the rapid free fall of the value of the naira.

It has also mandated its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions to assess the impact of CBN intervention funds meant to support critical sectors of the economy.

The Upper chamber is taking these resolutions after federal legislators considered a motion on the state of CBN Intervention funds and the free fall of the naira.

The sponsor of the motion Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi bemoaned Nigeria’s economic challenges and calls for extraordinary measures to address them.

As of Thursday morning, the naira was exchanging for more than N710 to a dollar in the parallel markets.

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