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Naira Dips on Low CBN Dollar Sales

By on November 6, 2012

Africa’s biggest crude oil producer’s currency the ‘naira’ declined in transaction by 0.4% to $157.4 as  at 4.30pm yesterday in Lagos the biggest since October 5. This according to Bloomberg has been rated the second-best performance   in Africa.

It will  be noted that the Central Bank leadership of Governor Lamido Sanusi has maintained an unchanged benchmark rate of record 12 percent , limiting the capacity  of  dealers in buying foreign currency using the naira dealers purchased at a discount.

The naira weakened the most in a month due to the fact that the CBN sold the lowest volume of dollars at an auction in more than three years.

From the CBN data  there is   a positive development  that the nation’s foreign exchange reserves has increased 29 percent to $42.67 billion as  of October 31, this year.