Nigeria’s currency Naira, on Tuesday, appreciates by N5 as the dollar was trading at N430 from N435 traded on Monday at the black market.
Some traders were selling the dollar for N435 based on how they sourced. “Dollar is not much in the market and people are selling at different prices,” one of the traders in the Festac area of Lagos said.
At the retail Bureau, Naira weakened by N5 with the dollar selling at N435 on Tuesday compared to N430 sold the previous day.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday last week resumed dollar sales for school fees and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The CBN has also made arrangements to resume foreign exchange sales to the BDC segment of the market for business travels, personal travels, and other designated retail uses, as soon as international flights resume.
The Apex bank on March 26, suspended foreign exchange sales to the Bureau De Change (BDC) operators until further notice due to the Covid-19 lockdown as requested by the operators. The suspension notwithstanding, some BDCs are still active in the market.
At the Investors and Exporters (I&E) forex window, the market opened with an indicative rate of N384.83/$, which showed a N0.50k gain over N385.33k/$ opened on Monday, data from FMDQ revealed.