Journalist Claims He Made A Loss To Protect Nigeria’s Currency By Refusing To Change Dollars At The Black Market Rate

A Nigerian journalist, Eniola Akinkuotu has taken to ‘X’ to claim that he wanted to protect the Naira by refusing to change dollars at the official market rate even though he made a loss by his decision.….CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING

He explained that he took $500 to a Bureau De Change agent and asked to have it changed to Naira at the FMDQ rate of N763.53 per dollar even though the agents were changing at N1010 per dollar.

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He tweeted: “Took this $500 to Bureau de change. They said the rate is N1010/$1 which means I get N505,000. I rejected it & told him I would be changing at official FMDQ rate of N763.53/$1 so I got N381,765. I made a loss of N123,235 but it was worth it. Let’s protect our country and currency.”.….CONTINUE READING