Naira on Wednesday fell by 1.48 percent despite increased dollar liquidity at the official foreign exchange (FX) market.
At the end of trading on the Investors’ and Exporters’ (I&E) forex window, the dollar was quoted at N756.21, which was weaker than N745.19 quoted on Tuesday, data from the FMDQ indicated.
The naira depreciation followed increased demand for dollars despite slight increase in FX liquidity.
The daily foreign exchange market turnover increased by 17.97 percent to $95.70 million on Wednesday from $81.12 million recorded on Tuesday.
There was an improved transaction in the market as the willing buyers and willing sellers brought dollars but it was not enough to meet demands.
At the parallel market, also known as black market, naira strengthened against the dollar at the close of business as demand moderated.
The dollar closed at N1,000 on Wednesday, gaining N5 over N1,005 during the morning trading.
On Tuesday, naira gained 0.79 percent (N8) over the dollar as the foreign exchange resumed after the independence holiday.
The market opened with the dollar trading at N1,000 on Tuesday as against N1,008 on Friday at the parallel market.