Find below, Dollar to Naira exchange rate for today, 17 May 2022, official and black market rates.
Techscoops has obtained the official dollar to the naira exchange rate in Nigeria today, including the Bureau De Change (BDC) rate and CBN rates.
What Is The Official Exchange Rate For Dollar To Naira Today?
The exchange rate between the Naira and the US dollar at the official forex market showed that the Naira opened at ₦415.8832 per dollar on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, after closing at ₦415.6642 per $1 Monday, May 16, 2022.
Exchange Rate of Dollar To Naira in The Parallel Market [black market]
Dollar to Naira (USD to NGN) Black Market Exchange Rate Today
Buying Rate 593
Selling Rate 597
Techscoops Nigeria reports that on the black market, the players buy a dollar for N593 and sell for N597 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, after they bought N590 and sold for N595 on Monday, May 16, 2022.
Meanwhile, Techscoops reports that the USD started this week at ₦595 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it opened at 588 last week Monday, May 9, 2022.
Even though the dollar opened in the parallel market for ₦597 per $1 today, the CBN does not recognise the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.
“The only exchange rate remains the I&E window, which is the market we expect everybody who wishes to procure or sell forex to get it,” said the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
“I am sorry to say that I do not, and I do not intend to recognise any FX in the market.
“Go to your bank. Even if your limit is above what the bank is selling, put it forward, and we will look into it. If you want to sell the dollar, go to your bank and sell it,” he said during a press briefing on September 17, 2021.
Checks by Techscoops online reveal uncertainty in the market as prices move up and down in a directionless manner, thereby making it unreliable.
Disclaimer: Techscoops does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates are obtained from various sources, including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.