GOOD NEWS!! Naira appreciates to N1,290 per USD

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Naira’s appreciation against the US dollar continued on Monday, exchanging N1,290 and N1,382.95 per USD at both parallel and official foreign exchange markets amid the Central Bank of Nigeria’s interest rate hike.

A Bureau De Change Operator at Wuse Zone 4 Abuja, Mistila Dayyabu, told DAILY POST that naira was sold at N1,290 per USD on Tuesday.

“The naira gained further on Tuesday.

We buy at N1,285 per USD and sell at N1,290 on Tuesday evening,” he said.

The figure represents N70 gain compared to the N1,360 per USD traded on Monday.

Similarly, FMDQ data showed that the Nigerian currency was exchanged at N1,382.95 per USD on Tuesday, compared to N1,408.04 exchanged the previous day.

This presents an N25.09 gain against the USD in the forex market.

The development comes as the Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee Meeting raised interest rate by 200 basis points to 24.75 per cent from 22.75 per cent.