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Naira will rise, dump your dollars to avoid tears – Onanuga

By Our Correspondent

 Bayo Onanuga

The special adviser on information and strategy to President Bola Tinubu , Bayo Onanuga, urged speculators to quickly dump their dollars to avoid “tears.”

Bayo Onanuga

Onanuga who posted on ‘X’ while reacting to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) disclosure that it had cleared the $7 billion foreign exchange backlog inherited by Governor Yemi Cardoso, said Naira is set to appreciate further.

He wrote: “With backlog FX settled, Naira is set to appreciate further, faster. Currency speculators should quickly dump their stock of dollars to avoid sorrows and tears.”

The Nation had reported that the CBN’s Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Mrs Hakama Sidi Ali, confirmed the settlement of all valid FX backlog claims.

Ali said the apex bank employed Deloitte Consulting, an independent auditing firm, to meticulously assess the transactions, ensuring that only legitimate claims were honoured.

“Any invalid transactions were referred to the relevant authorities for further investigation,” she stated.

The CBN’s commitment to tackling the FX backlog appears to be paying off, with the external reserves seeing a significant rise, reaching $34.11 billion as of March 7, 2024, the highest level in eight months

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