Nigerian Lawmakers Slam Naira Devaluation, Warn of Inflation Implications

Nigerian Lawmakers Slam Naira Devaluation, Warn of Inflation Implications


Nigeria’s House of Representatives has moved a motion calling on the country’s central bank to end the continuing devaluation of the naira. In his unanimously adopted motion, House Representative Bamidele Salam warned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of the negative “implications of further devaluing the naira.”

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The House’s warning follows the CBN’s recent decision to devalue naira from an exchange rate of 393 to the current one of just under 411 nairas for every dollar. Furthermore, the Nigerian lawmakers’ call for intervention comes just a few days after the currency marginally depreciated against the USD on the black market. At the time of writing, the naira sell rate on the black market was 502 to the dollar.

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Meanwhile, a report points to Salam reminding the CBN governor Godwin Emefiele of his earlier stance on currency devaluation. Before the naira’s devaluation in May 2021, Emefiele had repeatedly defended the country’s overvalued exchange rate. He also

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