CBN Reacts to Naira Devaluation Report
Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied report that the naira has been devalued contrary to a news report on June 1, 2023, titled “CBN Devalues Naira To 630/$1”.
In a statement signed by the Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Dr Isa AbdulMumin, the CBN described the naira devaluation report as replete with outright falsehoods.
The statement reads, “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”, the statement concluded.