Nigerian Vice President Says Current Naira Exchange Rate ‘Artificially Low’

Nigerian Vice President Says Current Naira Exchange Rate ‘Artificially Low’


Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently warned that the country’s official naira exchange rate of N411 for every dollar is artificially low. This exchange rate, according to Osinbajo, discourages foreign exchange entrance into the country.

Naira Exchange Rate Must Reflect Realities of Market

Consequently, Vice President Osinbajo says he wants the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allow the naira to “reflect the realities of the market.” As a report by The Cable details, Osinbajo also wants the CBN to rethink its foreign exchange management strategy. He explained:

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We can’t get new dollars into the system, where the exchange rate is artificially low. And everyone knows by how much our reserves can grow. I’m convinced that the demand management strategy currently being adopted by the

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