Naira has weakened again days after gaining against dollar.
Newsone reports that Nigeria’s official currency, crashed at parallel market also known as the black market on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, after gaining “massively” last week.
This online news platform understands that Naira crashed at the parallel market also known as the black market on Wednesday, November 3, trading at ₦567 per a dollar with Bureau De Change (BDC) operators buying at at ₦562 per a dollar in the Lagos market as monitored by Newsone Nigeria reporters who visited the market on Wednesday morning.
On the other hand, the Naira opened at ₦413.76 per dollar at the official market on Wednesday, November 3, after closing at ₦415.07 per dollar on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, according to the data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded. This represents a massive change of -0.12%.
How much is exchange rate of Dollar to Naira in Black Market today?: Lagos parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today)
Newsone Nigeria reports that the black market, the players buy a dollar for ₦562.00 and sell for ₦567.00 on on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 after they bought N560 and sold N566 last Tuesday, 2 November 2021.
Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦567 per $1 today, Newsone 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
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the dollar to naira exchange rate today is coming after Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) led by Godwin Emefiele last month to allow the naira reflect the realities of the market.
The Vice President had said the exchange rate is artificially low and deterring investors from bringing foreign exchange into the country.
“Prof. Osinbajo is not calling for the devaluation of the Naira. He has at all times argued against a willy-nilly devaluation of the Naira,” Laolu Akande, spokesperson to Vice-President had explained in a statement.
“For context, the Vice-President’s point was that currently the Naira exchange rate benefits only those who are able to obtain the dollar at N410, some of who simply turn round and sell to the parallel market at N570.
“It is stopping this huge arbitrage of over N160 per dollar that the Vice-President was talking about. Such a massive difference discourages doing proper business, when selling the dollar can bring in 40% profit!
“This was why the Vice-President called for measures that would increase the supply of foreign exchange in the market rather than simply managing demand, which opens up irresistible opportunities for arbitrage and corruption.
“It is a well-known fact that foreign investors and exporters have been complaining that they could not bring foreign exchange in at N410 and then have to purchase foreign exchange in the parallel market at N570 to meet their various needs on account of unavailability of foreign exchange.”