The Naira has sunk to an all time low.
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The Nigerian currency, the Naira, closed at N530 to USD$1 on Thursday, September 2, 2021, the lowest it has ever traded at the parallel market.
The Naira’s sinking value has been compounded by dollar scarcity and a recent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy that bars Bureau De Change operators from accessing forex.
The currency has also been hit by a slump in the price of crude oil in the global market, policy somersaults and COVID-19 induced lockdowns and restrictions.
A couple of policies targeting the tech and social media sectors have also impacted investor confidence in the Nigerian market.
On Wednesday, the Naira closed at N528.00 to $1, representing a N2.00 or 0.40 per cent devaluation from N526.00 it traded in the previous session on Tuesday.
Nigeria’s economy is largely import-dependent.