- The Central Bank of Nigeria has sold $29.5 million to nine banks at an FX auction
- The nine banks bought the FX at different rates as the CBN finally settled for N756 at the I&E window
- The highest rate was sold at N770 to a dollar with about $5 million, while the lowest exchange rate was N760 to a dollar
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) supplied about $29.5 million at an FX auction on Thursday, June 21, 2023, as nine banks bid N765 and N755 at the I&E window.
But the naira depreciated by 0.25% on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Investors and Exporters window as the dollar was quoted at N765.13 against the dollar as against N763.17 quoted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, according to data from the FMDQ.
Nigerians’ demand for dollars increases
BusinessDay reports that traders attributed the naira depreciation to increased demand for the dollar from persons who want to travel for education, tourism, and business.
According to reports, the nine banks which bought the forex from CBN include First Bank, Ecobank, Access Bank, Standard Chartered, Wema Bank, FBN Merchant Bank, Coronation Bank, and Globus Bank.
The banks bought the FX at different prices in line with the auction rules.
The highest rate was sold at N770 to a dollar, with about $5 million, while the lowest exchange rate was N760, with about $9.5 million sold at that amount.