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|Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by ORACLE1975(m): 6:52am On Jan 13, 2016|
Monday’s stoppage of foreign exchange sales to Bureau De Change operators by the Central Bank of Nigeria failed to lift the naira on Tuesday as the currency exchanged for 300 against the United States dollar in Kano, 290 in Lagos and 292 in Abuja.
Financial experts said the naira would decline further, while private sector operators described the move as a welcome development.
The ban was announced on Monday, when naira trading at 285 against the dollar at the parallel market from 278 on Friday.
The Acting President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, told one of correspondents in a telephone interview that the currency traded against the greenback at 300, 290 and 292 in Kano, Lagos and Abuja a day after the CBN announcement.
“There is cut of (dollar) supply to the market. The BDC sub-sector has been murdered. We are not coping. The naira is going to head northwards. There is no solution in sight,” Gwadabe lamented.
The Head of Investment Research, Afrinvest West Africa Limited, Mr. Ayodeji Ebo, said the stoppage of forex sale to the BDCs meant that the CBN wanted everybody to apply to the banks for dollars.
He stated, “But we feel the pressure now will move from the BDCs to the parallel market. We will see significant spike in the value of the naira at the parallel market because the little supply to the BDCs have also helped to cushion the demand at the parallel market.
“It will further compound or increase the spread between the parallel market and the interbank market. So, it will also increase round-tripping and unethical practices within the financial system.”
On the lifting of the ban on cash deposits into domiciliary accounts, Ebo said, “I am still sceptical about how this will work except they are also assuring us that if you deposit it, you can consummate business with it.”
A professor of financial economics at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Leo Ukpong, said, “I don’t think the stoppage of dollar sale to the BDCs will solve the problem. The currency will depreciate some more.
“This move will make the naira to weaken more as demand for dollar will skyrocket because of the short supply.”
Members of the organised private sector, however, applauded the CBN for the stopping the sale of dollars to the BDCs and lifting the ban on cash deposits into domiciliary accounts.
The President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Frank Jacobs, said industrialists had earlier kicked against the funding of the BDCs by the central bank, adding that with the development, the forex could be channelled towards funding the real sector in terms of importation of raw materials.
On the removal of the restriction of cash deposits into domiciliary accounts, Jacobs said manufacturers were still waiting for more clarification as to how the money deposited could be utilised by the customers.
The Director-General, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Mr. Emmanuel Cobham, said the forex sale ban was a welcome development.
According to him, although the BDCs are necessary in the economy, they are licensed entities and should, therefore, source for their own funds.
Also speaking on the matter, the Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf, lauded the forex policy review, noting that it had addressed the concerns of economic operators.
According to him, it is a source of worry that the CBN continues to maintain its official exchange rate at N199 to the dollar at a time of dwindling forex inflow.
“The pressure on the official window will persist. The risk of round-tripping and distortions in the foreign exchange market will consequently remain high,” he said.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by likata: 6:56am On Jan 13, 2016|
una see wetin the so called negative change cause nigeria abi?
i pray that this kind of change Nigeria is experiencing will be felt by apc e-warriors and supporters in 100 fold in d name of almighty....and if u apc e-fighter refuse to say amen....may thun.der fi.re all of you
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by lolaxavier(m): 6:59am On Jan 13, 2016|
Chisos! This is already worse.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by donbenedict(m): 7:17am On Jan 13, 2016|
The cbn governor and minister of finance should be fired
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by Lvlink(f): 7:20am On Jan 13, 2016|
Good news! I want the Naira to crash further to N500 to a dollar. So that the Americans and the British will come and Buy this Country.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by Chubhie: 7:24am On Jan 13, 2016|
Naira is now officially shiit money against the Dollars.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by KELVINXY: 7:25am On Jan 13, 2016|
this is only just a tip of iceberg
Nigerians who voted for change should wait and see the real change.
with Nigeria economy worsening each day,
we are moving a step closer to a national peril
were other arms of government will have no say following recent developments.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by DaBullIT(m): 7:29am On Jan 13, 2016|
This is not Good news
But i trust in God first
and the war against Subsidy / Corruption
Nigeria will be great again
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by ORACLE1975(m): 7:43am On Jan 13, 2016|
U this press. D naira is stil 197 to d dollar. D black market is not d real value of d currency n d reason why it is droppin is because there is less usd on d black market. If u hv a legitimate need for usd u can stil get it at d bank rate.
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by Nobody: 8:00am On Jan 13, 2016|
Let me see the idiot that will invoke GEJ. GEJ left office with naira to dollar at 210 and today it's 300. WTF? GEJ inherited naira to dollar from Yaradua at 165, it stayed at this rate +/-15 for 4 yrs, it was only in 2014 ending that we began to see fall in naira owning to those who are bent on sabotaging his achievements to make sure he doesn't get reelected. Compare dollar to naira lost in value under GEJ from 165 to 210 within 4-5 yrs span...that's reasonable. However under Buhari from 210-300 in barely 6 months? This is disastrous. Same goes for fuel scarcity, there was never a fuel scarcity under GEJ except for his last few months in office, again owning to those savages who are bent on making sure he never got reelected.
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|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by ENDTIMEISNEAR: 8:09am On Jan 13, 2016|
NIGERIA EVERYDAY GBESE BAD STORIES SINCE DIS PAC REGIME
|Re: Naira Crashes To 300 Against Dollar by TruthMustBeTold: 9:22am On Jan 13, 2016|
ORACLE1975:How much does GT bank charge per dollar when u make purchases through paypal?Any idea please..thanks.
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