Nigerians Taunt Central Bank Governor For Threatening AbokiFX Founder, Ask If Naira Is Now Equal To A Dollar

Some Nigerians have taunted the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for accusing international change info platform, AbokiFX of contributing to the slide of naira in opposition to greenback on the parallel market.

Emefiele final Friday accused AbokiFX of finishing up an “illegal activity that undermines the economy,” including that it was after Oniwinde Adedotun, the founding father of the platform.

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The CBN governor accused Adedotun of utilizing the platform for “illegal forex trading”.

Later within the day, AbokiFX distanced itself from the allegations, saying the platform is solely for parallel price info and never buying and selling.

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The parallel market buying and selling section of the platform was additionally shut down. 

Reacting, some Twitter customers stated the CBN’s transfer wouldn’t clear up the foreign exchange disaster within the nation or reverse the slide of the naira. 

They taunted Emefiele, including that they hope the suspension of the platform’s price updates would push the naira to be equal to the US greenback in worth quickly.

Below are some reactions:

I discover #CBN Governor Emefiele’s place that the Naira is being destroyed as a result of @AbokiFX web site publishes change charges probably the most pathetic excuse for our failing financial system. CBN a number of change price coverage must be sufficient to ship Emefiele to jail in a sane nation.

— Jibrin Ibrahim (@JibrinIbrahim17) September 19, 2021

The massive image imo is just not the parallel price. It is the criminality of these licensed by CBN that the CBN ought to concentrate on.

The charges are from BDC’s & Banks ATM Rates.

Those are those violating FX Policy.

In a sane society CBN pays prime greenback to amass ABOKIFX

— Adewale Ajibade (@waleajibade) September 19, 2021

This lunatic Govt actually plans responsible AbokiFX for the loopy fall in naira worth.

Food costs are going up,

Schoolfees going up,

Rent goes up;

Did AbokiFX trigger that too?

How can anybody with a mind blame a web site – when you’ll be able to see for your self the nation is collapsing?

— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) September 17, 2021


The CBN incompetence could have prompted it. It’s the Job of CBN to regulate the in and outflow of the currencies.

— Ugochukwu L. (@UgochukwuAni2) September 17, 2021

Aside from CBN’s justified proscription of Abokifx, there must be a long run technique to help the Naira and stop additional devaluation: e.g. – what are the highest 5 objects/companies that Nigeria spends Forex on? Can we arrange factories and refineries (PMS) for native manufacturing?

— MEKKY (@EmiMekks) September 19, 2021

According to a former presidential candidate and political economist, Prof Pat Utomi, the devaluation of the naira was largely attributable to poor insurance policies. 

Utomi instructed the Punch he disagreed with the choice.

He stated, “As a general principle, I disagree with that approach. Of course, markets need to be regulated and have boundaries, but I think that it is too easy to blame markets when sometimes the problem might be from within.

“I think there is nobody who is knowledgeable that does not know that for a number of years, policymakers were the biggest problem with the forex market.

“Let us not deceive ourselves, the current order has ruined the forex market, so for those who made such decisions to now complain, I think it is uncharitable. If they continue to clamp down on this and that, then the market would collapse and we will return to where we were in the 1980s.”

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