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Dollar to Naira Exchange Rates Today – 23rd May 2024

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Dollar to Naira Exchange Rates Today - 23rd May 2024

Welcome to today’s update on the Dollar to Naira exchange rate. In this article, we provide the latest information on the exchange rates in the black market (parallel market), the official rates from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and other relevant details to help you stay informed.


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Current Black Market Exchange Rate – 23rd May 2024

As of today, 23rd May 2024, the exchange rate for the US Dollar (USD) to Nigerian Naira (NGN) in the black market is as follows:

  • Buying Rate: N1480 per USD
  • Selling Rate: N1500 per USD

These rates are sourced from reliable contacts within the Bureau De Change (BDC) in Lagos.

Official CBN Exchange Rate

For comparison, here are the official exchange rates provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN):


  • Buying Rate: N1445 per USD
  • Selling Rate: N1446 per USD

Please note that the CBN does not acknowledge the parallel market rates and advises individuals requiring foreign exchange to approach their respective banks for official transactions.

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Understanding the Exchange Rates

The exchange rate dynamics in Nigeria are influenced by various factors including economic policies, foreign reserves, and market demand and supply. The black market, also known as the parallel market, often reflects a higher rate due to the increased demand for foreign currency outside the official channels.

Why the Difference in Rates?

  1. Demand and Supply: The black market rates are typically higher due to the greater demand for dollars by individuals and businesses not met by the official market.
  2. Regulatory Measures: The CBN imposes controls and limits on forex transactions, which can lead to a discrepancy between the official and parallel market rates.
  3. Market Speculation: Traders and businesses often anticipate changes in forex policies or economic conditions, impacting the parallel market rates.

Recommendations for Forex Transactions

  • Official Channels: For large transactions, it is advisable to use official banking channels to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and to benefit from more stable rates.
  • Stay Informed: Regularly check for reliable exchange rate updates to make informed decisions.
  • Risk Management: Be aware of the risks involved in trading within the black market, including potential legal implications and the volatility of rates.


Staying informed about the latest exchange rates can help you make better financial decisions whether you are trading, travelling, or managing business transactions. We will continue to provide timely updates on the Dollar Naira exchange rate to keep you well-informed.

For more detailed and up-to-date information, follow our daily updates and ensure you are equipped with the latest insights into the forex market.

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