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WOW!!!!Big Boost for Naira As Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Record First Gain in 5 Months-Central Bank of Nigeria

WOW!!!!Big Boost for Naira As Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Record First Gain in 5 Months-Central Bank of Nigeria..….CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s foreign reserves have recorded their first gain in more than five month

This will come as a welcome development for the CBN as it fights to help the Naira recover in the foreign exchange market
Forex supply has always been a major reason the Naira has come under intense pressure in both the black and official markets

Nigeria’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves have recorded the first increase in five months, significantly boosting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s fight to help naira recover its lost value.

In a statement published on its website, CBN reinstated its commitment to intervene in the foreign exchange markets to increase liquidity and ease demand pressure on Naira.
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Nigerian foreign reserves improves thanks to rising global oil prices. Photo credit: Presidency Source: Facebook

According to the Nation reports, forex reserves recorded a modest increase of $1.72 million over the weekend to close at $33.22 billion.

The report added this is the first accretion since May 19, 2023.

The increase was due to the steady improvement in crude oil production and upbeat global oil prices.
Why are foreign reserves important?

Foreign reserves serve as a buffer to support the stability of the Nigerian currency in the international foreign exchange market.

When the CBN intervenes in the foreign exchange market, it uses its foreign reserves to influence the supply and demand of the Naira.

The foreign reserves also serve as a means to protect against external shocks and ensure the country’s ability to meet its international obligations.
Trend in Nigerian foreign reserves

Nigeria’s external reserves, which closed December 2022 at about $37.08 billion, had picked at $37.211 billion on January 16 2023.

It has since suffered a streak of extended losses, the latest being its five-month continuous decline since May.

Here is a breakdown of Nigeria’s foreign reserves movement at the end of each month in 2023:
Month foreign reserves
January 31 $36.99 billion
February 27 $36.67 billion
March 31 $35.49 billion
April 28 $35.25 billion
May 30 $35.09 billion
June 30 $34.11 billion
July 28 $33.95 billion
August 31 $33.95 billion
September 28 $33.23 billion
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