Monday, June 26, 2017
Advertisement

Naira appreciates to 445 as CBN pumps fresh $180m

Naira appreciates to 445 as CBN pumps fresh $180m
March 20
19:52 2017
Advertisement

The Nigerian naira appreciated to 445 per dollar on Monday, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pumped a total of $180 million into the foreign exchange market.

The fresh input was to meet bids for wholesale auction and requests for invisibles, such as medicals, school fees and personal travel allowances valued at $80 million, through the inter-bank window.

Confirming the figures, Isaac Okorafor, the acting director, corporate communications department, CBN, said the wholesale requests will be settled on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

The naira is expected to gain more grounds against the dollar for in the foreign exchange market for the days to come.

While disclosing that the bank had so far met all the legitimate demands from genuine customers, Okorafor reiterated said the CBN would ensure sustainable forex liquidity and transparency in the process to enable as many customers as possible get access to the foreign exchange they genuinely demand.

He therefore advised eligible individuals with genuine foreign currency needs to freely approach their banks and authorised dealers with their request.

Okorafor further advised legitimate customers to approach the CBN with their complaints should they be unfairly denied access.

The pound went for N530 while the euro traded at N465 at the parallel market.

Follow us on twitter @thecableng

Copyright 2017 TheCable. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.thecable.ng as the source.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Exchange Rates

June 23, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK324.75413. 24362.74
LAGOS369465407
KANO367464410
PH370465412
ABUJA366465407
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement