CBN denies devaluing Naira to 630/$1

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied media report of devaluing the Naira.

A national daily on its frontpage reported on Thursday that the apex bank devalued the country’s currency to now trade at ₦630 per dollar from ₦462.

But in a statement by Isa Abdulmumin, the acting director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, denied such decision was taken by the bank.

The statement is reproduced below.

The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a news report by Daily Trust Newspaper of June 1. 2023. titled ‘CBN Devalues Naira To 630/$1.

We wish to state categorically that this news report which in the imagination of the newspaper is exclusive is replete with outright FALSEHOODS and destabilizing innuendos, reflecting potentially willful ignorance of the said medium as to the workings of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market.

For the avoidance of doubt, the exchange rate at the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) window traded this morning (June 1. 2023) at N465/US$1 and has been stable around this rate for a while.

The public is hereby advised to ignore the news report by Daily Trust in its entirety, as it is speculative and calculated at causing panic in the market.

Media practitioners are advised to verify their facts from the Central Bank of Nigeria before publishing in order not to misinform the public.

Isa AbdulMumin PhD Ag.
Director. Corporate Communications
June 1. 2023