An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)
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As the battle to save the Naira from a free fall ensues, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has resumed a weekly rate regulation, with independent money transfer operations ordered to sale at N376/$1 to banks while end-users will get the US Dollar at N380.

This forms part of the technical devaluation embarked upon by the CBN with effect from today.


A circular issued Friday to all banks and Bureau De Change (BDC) operators, signed by Dr O.S Nnaji, Director, Trade and Exchange Department, CBN, indicated that from Bureau De Change operators would sell the dollar to end-users at not more than N380 per dollar from Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2020, while the volume of sales of each BDC would not exceed USD20,000 for each market.

The circular also indicated that International Money Transfer Service Operators (IMTOs) would sell the dollar to the banks at N376/$1.

Banks are expected to sell to CBN at N377/$1, while the apex would exchange the dollar at N380/$1 to the BDCs.

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