Nigerian currency improved against the US Dollar on Monday, December 11, 2023, after falling to a record low at the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM).

Monday’s closing exchange rate represents 27.16% or N234.76 gain from the all-time low of N1099.05/$ it recorded last Friday, December 8, 2023.

The Monday closing exchange rate represents a 27.16% increase or a gain of N234.76 from the all-time low of N1099.05/$ recorded last Friday, December 8, 2023.

Additionally, the latest exchange rate indicates a step closer to achieving Tinubu’s government’s December exchange rate target.

Bloomberg reported that Taiwo Oyedele, the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms, stated that the government views the fair price for the dollar to be between N650 and N750 Naira to dollar at unofficial market.

It is, however, a different story for the Naira in the unofficial markets which are the parallel market, also known as the black market, and the peer-to-peer(P2P)market.

In the black market, Vanguard reports that naira depreciated on Monday to N1,205 per dollar in from N1,185 per dollar last Friday.

However at the P2P segment mostly used by fintech, checks by showed that the naira exchanged to the dollar at N1,235 from the previous day’s rate of N1,201/$.

Economist sets new exchange rate

Earlier, reported that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) a research and analysis firm has predicted that the Naira will close in 2023 with an exchange rate of N848/$ in the official market.

The EIU also expects that by the end of the following year (2024), the Naira will be exchanged at N861.5 to a US dollar. Further, the EIU predicted that the pressure on the naira would ease in 2024 without CBN implementing harsh measures.

Source: Ghanaweb

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