Naira has further fallen massively against US Dollar at FX Parallel Market.
The figure represents N4 or 0.7 per cent depreciation compared to the N581 it traded last week.
Bureaux De Change operators (BDCs), popularly known as ‘abokis’, who spoke to Newsonline Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday, said the naira exchanges for N585 to the dollar while they purchase at N578/$1, leaving a gain of N7.
On the apex bank’s website, the naira closed at N416.42 to a dollar on the official market.
This implies that the official market rate has dropped N3 since January.
The Nigerian economy is expected to take a hit from the Russia-Ukraine crisis as an import-driven nation and a possible decline in diaspora remittances from Europe, especially the war zone. Since the crisis started on February 24, Nigeria’s foreign reserves have dropped by $138 million to $39.7 billion.
Next week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy-setting committee will meet to discuss monetary rates and the geopolitical concerns in Europe.