The naira depreciation caused the currency to fall further to N1,520.123 to a dollar, data from trading platform Naira Rates revealed Wednesday.
This is against the currency’s depreciation to N1,482.75 per dollar recorded in the official foreign exchange market on Tuesday, amounting to a N38 depreciation for the naira under 24 hours.
Tuesday’s fall made it the first time after the COVID-19 period that the official exchange rate will be higher than the parallel market exchange rate, which traded at N1,470 per dollar from N1,425 on Monday.
The monetary policy of President Bola Tinubu’s government played a huge role in the further downward slide of the naira after he floated the currency.
Mr Tinubu’s economic policy scrapping fuel subsidy and collapsing multiple foreign exchange windows