This reps to N20 deterioration when contrasted and the end conversion scale of N325 per dollar in the business sector on Friday. In any case, the naira was moderately steady at the authority interbank outside trade market as the interbank rate remained at N197.47 per dollar at the end of business yesterday. The naira likewise devalued by N45 against the British Pounds Sterling as the parallel business sector conversion standard rose to N485 per pounds yesterday from N340 on Friday.
Bureaux De Change sources who affirmed this situation ascribed the sharp deterioration to expanding shortage of the dollar and Pound sterling in the business sector. An undisclosed source says, “The business sector is encountering immense interest for dollars yet there is no supply. Indeed, even the individuals who have dollars are not willing to offer. The way things are going, the rate may touch N350 per dollar before it settles”.
This situation augmented the crevice between the interbank rate and the parallel business sector rate to N147.53 per dollar from N127.53 per dollar a week ago. The naira has been on consistent decrease since Tuesday January twelfth 2016, when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) halted week after week dollar deal to BDCs.