Naira appreciates against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Wednesday gained marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The Nigerian currency gained 50 kobo to close at N358, stronger than N358.5 traded on Tuesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N418.5 respectively.

At the Bureau De Change window, the naira closed at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N418.5 respectively.

The naira, however, appreciated at the investors’ window, closing at N361.45, stronger than N361.68 traded on Tuesday, while it was sold at N305.90 at the Central Bank of Nigeria official window.

Meanwhile, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor, said that Nigeria performed very well among emerging markets in Africa.

Emefiele in an interaction with newsmen at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja, added that the foreign exchange market had remained stable.

According to him, the apex bank had enough buffers to defend the naira.

(NAN)

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