Monday’s stoppage of foreign exchange sales to Bureau De Change operators by the Central Bank of Nigeria failed to lift the naira on Tuesday as the currency exchanged for 300 against the United States dollar in Kano, 290 in Lagos and 292 in Abuja.

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Financial experts said the naira would decline further, while private sector operators described the move as a welcome development.

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The ban was announced on Monday, when naira trading at 285 against the dollar at the parallel market from 278 on Friday.

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