Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today

 Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today


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Dollar to Naira  exchange rate is ₦305.90 per $1(CBN rate) these rate is not encouraging as its a free fall in the parallel market(black market). It has become a serious problem because these is really affecting Nigerians because the free fall of the Dollar to Naira at the black market keeps rising because it will be impossible to get the dollar at the official Central Bank rate. The table above contains some Foreign currencies exchange rate to the Nigerian Naira for the past few days. Note that these page is updated at least twice a day with the current exchange rate. It will be wise to bookmark these page, and also subscribe to our Newsletter and Facebook page to be able to easily asses these page.

Reasons Why The Naira Keeps Falling Against The U.S Dollar

The Central Bank of Nigeria for the past years have tried to hold the Naira  to a reasonable rate against the Dollar but these can not be fully achieved due to the following reasons listed below:


Of recent we hear incidents where some state Governments are unable to pay salaries of their workers for months, these is as a result of the  reduction of the allocation of states funds from the Federal Government due to the falling of oil revenue. We all Know that Nigeria depends majorly on it’s oil for revenue, these means when the oil price reduces, then the Naira will loose its value and vise versa, and this really affect the country’s economy.


These is one of the major reason for the free fall of the Dollar to Naira, Nigeria is known as the giant of Africa but it is shameful for the country to import more than it’s export. most countries now sees Nigeria as a consuming Nation and not a productive Nation. It is ridiculous for the country to be importing little little things that can be easily produced and manufactured in Nigeria eg match sticks, toothpicks, even foods stuffs that can be grown in the country.


In Nigeria, any product that is manufactured and produced in the country and labelled”MADE IN NIGERIA” will probably attracts little or no patronage because of the mentality of some Nigerians that the country can not make authentic and original product, but if that same product is labelled made in US, Japan, Spain, Italy, or even China, it will be a hot cake in the market. The high rate of the continuous importation of foreign product contributes in devaluing the Naira as most of the imported goods are bought in foreign currencies.


The Government are somehow to be blamed for the devaluation of the Naira because they consist of bodies that are supposed to be regulating and controlling issue regarding to currency of the country.


Some so called leaders of the country who claims to be serving the country try as much as possible to embezzle fund that are meant for  for public functions. The annoying part is that most of them exchange the money to foreign currencies and then hide them in foreign banks.


The taste for anything foreign in the country is increasing day by day as most rich men in the country flies abroad to do things that can be easily done in the country like: leaving the country for medical treatments, schooling, tourism and site seeing etc.Why will the Naira not loose its value???.


Its is not guaranteed that the Naira will appreciate back to its ₦197/$1 not to talk of the ₦1/$1 in the coming years. Because rumor have it that the Bureau De Change operators, are working hand in hand with some financial detectives of the Ape Bank of Nigeria.


The vice president of the country stated that the vandalization of pipe line facilities in the Niger Delta region is responsible for the reduction in the volume of Dollar reserved with the CBN. He said such activities are responsible for the continuous fall of the Naira against the dollar. And such activity also contributes in devaluing the Naira. He also said that if the country keeps loosing its revenue, then the exchange rate is likely to go up. In order to stabilize the country’s currency, then we all needs to collectively work together to make sure we achieve this goal. Many Nigerians believe that they don’t have any role to play to help the country stabilize its currency. Some thinks it should be government issue alone but it’s absolutely not true. If we all try to avoid the above causes for the falling of the Naira, then we are close in finding a solution to the problem. If you have any contribution or comment you will like to add to these post, you can do that by posting it in the comment section below.

Origin of The Nigerian Naira

The Naira was officially introduce in Nigeria in the year 1973, replacing the pounds. At that time, 1 pounds = 2 Naira. Nigeria was the last country to stop using the £sd currency system.



Nigeria’s coin which is widely known as kobo In 1973, coins were introduced also alongside the Nigerian Naira in denominations of ½, 1, 5, 10 and 25 kobo, with the ½ and 1 kobo. The ½ kobo coins were minted only that year. In 1991, smaller 1, 10 and 25 kobo coins were issued in copper-plated-steel, along with nickel-plated-steel 50 kobo and 1 naira. On 28 February 2007, new coins were issued in denominations of 50 kobo, 1 and 2 naira, with the 1 and 2 naira bimetallic. Some Nigerians expressed concerns over the usability of the ₦2 coin.[5] The deadline for exchanging the old currency was set at 31 May 2007. The central bank stated that the ½ to 25 kobo coins were withdrawn from circulation with effect from 28 February 2007.


On the 1st of January 1973 the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduce the note for 50 kobo, 1 Naira, 5 Naira, 10 Naira, 20 Naira. In the year 1989 the Central Bank of Nigeria stop issuing the 50 Naira note. In the year 1991, The Central Bank of Nigeria started issuing 50 Naira note followed by the 100 Naira note in 1999, 200 Naira in 2000, 500 Naira in 2001 On the 12th of October 2005 the central bank of Nigeria introduce 1000 Naira note,

New versions of the 5 Naira, 10 Naira, 20 Naira and 50 Naira banknotes were introduced. Initially the 10 Naira, 20 Naira and 50 Naira banknotes were to be polymer banknotes,[14] but the 5,10 and 50 were delayed to late 2009 and only the 20 was released in polymer.

In the year 2012, the Central Bank Of Nigeria contemplated on Introducing the new denomination of the 5000 naira currency.The bank has also made plans to convert ₦5, ₦10, ₦20 and ₦50 into coins which are all presently notes.

On November 12, 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria issued a 100 naira memorial note to praise the centennial of Nigeria’s presence. The notes are like its consistent issue with the picture of Chief Obafemi Awolowo on front, however is overhauled to incorporate another shading plan, modified security highlights, the content “One Nigeria, Great Promise” in smaller scale printing and on the back is a quickresponse code (QRC) which when checked leads clients to a site about Nigeria’s history.