Fola Shonubi, currently serving as the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has disclosed the imminent introduction of an undisclosed policy aimed at eliminating the existing disparities between the official and black market exchange rates.

In recent days, the black market exchange rate plummeted to a noteworthy N950/$1, underscoring an ongoing trend of demand outpacing supply. In contrast, the official exchange rate maintained an average of N765/$1 during the same period.

“We’ve discussed and I’ve shared with him what we’re doing to improve the supply, if you look at the official market you find that that market has been fairly stable and the spreads of the difference have not fluctuated as much we do not believe that the changes going on in the parallel market is driven by pure economic demand and supply but are topped by speculative demand from people.”

“Some of the plans and strategies which I’m not at liberty to share with you may sooner rather than later cost the speculators, so they should be careful because we believe the things we are doing when they come to fruition may result in significant losses to them.”

“But my presence here is more about the concerns the president has and his need to know that we are doing something about it, assurances of which I have given him totally.

“So I hope this helps we’re looking at it and we’re doing things which will significantly impact the market in a few days’ time and we will all see it the intention is to ensure the environment operates at a level that’s more efficient but also that is also very reasonable and does not have a negative impact to the best that we can on the lives of the average person.”

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