IMF To Support Nigeria As Naira Appreciates To N663/$

The naira traded at 663.04/dollar at the close of business on Friday after a free fall following the Central Bank of Nigeria’s floating of the national currency against the dollar and other global currencies.

This means that the currency appreciated by about 5.9 per cent within 24 hours from the N702.19/dollar recorded at the close of business on Thursday.

According to data from the FMDQ Securities Exchange, the naira hit N664.04/dollar at the close of trading at the I&E Window on Wednesday and N702.19/dollar on Thursday after the CBN directed Deposit Money Banks to remove the rate cap on the naira at the official Investors’ and Exporters’ Windows of the foreign exchange market.