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NNPC Says N3.4tn Needed To Subsidise Petrol Daily

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NNPC Says N3.4tn Needed To Subsidise Petrol Daily

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), has stated that no less than N3.4 trillion would be needed on a daily basis to subsidise petrol consumption for members of the public.

Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director (GMD), NNPC made this submission in Abuja at the continued investigative hearing of the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Petroleum Products Subsidy regime from 2013 to 2022.

Maintaining that the N3.4 trillion subsidy payments requirement was against the N4 trillion approved in the 2022 Appropriation Act, Kyari, who was represented at the hearing by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), NNPC, Umar Ajia, also put the volume of petrol consumed daily in Nigeria at 66.7 million litres.

We have about 1.6 billion litres incoming – land and marine. This is the minimum level we have to maintain, especially as we approach winter. Most of the refineries that we procure from are actually shutting down their operations because of the clamour for green energy and COP26 compliance. Even gas that is transition fuel for us is being given an eight years. Of course, we do not agree,” Kyari was quoted as saying.

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Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today (Wed. Sept. 28, 2022)

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Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today (Wed. Sept. 28, 2022)

Dollar to naira, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, opened at (undisclosed) at the Investors & Exporters FX window ( I&E FX Window), where the currencies officially trade.

According to the data at the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is traded officially, the dollar to naira exchange rate stood at (undisclosed).

This would mean that the Nigerian currency either gained or lose in value against the United States dollar, as foreign exchange (forex) trading closed at N431.33 per $1 on Monday, September 26.

How much is the dollar to naira at the black market today?

Going by sources at the Bureau De Change (BDC) in Lagos, dollar to naira last traded between N715 and N722 in the black market in the state.

It is however pertinent to note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market (black market), as it has directed individuals who want to engage in forex to approach their respective banks.

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CBN Increases Interest Rate For 3rd Time This Year

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CBN Increases Interest Rate For 3rd Time This Year

The policy-setting committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the monetary policy rate (MPR), which measures interest rate, from 14 percent to 15.5 percent, the third consecutive increase in 2022.

In July, the apex bank raised the MPR from 13 percent to 14 percent to tame rising inflation.

MPR is the baseline interest rate in an economy, every other interest rate used within an economy is built on it.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday, September 27, after the committee’s meeting at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, Godwin Emefiele, governor of the apex bank, said 10 members of the committee voted for the rate hike.

The committee also raised the cash reserve ratio (CRR) to 32.5 percent from 27.5 percent. CRR is the share of a bank’s total customer deposit that must be kept with the central bank in the form of liquid cash.

He said the aggressive rate hike would shape the country’s economic growth.

According to him, the committee voted to retain the asymmetric corridor at +100 and -700 basis points around the MPR and liquidity ratio to a minimum of 32.5 percent.

“It was of the view that with the aggressive policy normalisation of the economies, losing the stance of policy will result in a sharp decrease of exchange rate leading to further hikes that will be afloat,” he said.

Also, it will help consolidate the impact of the last two policy rate hikes which is already reflected in the slowing growth rate of oil supply in the economy. We also understand that an aggressive rate hike will slow capital outflows and likely attract capital inflows and appreciate naira.

We will keep increasing the interest rate to reduce the high effect of inflation.

In August, Nigeria’s annual inflation rate climbed to a 17-year high of 20.52 percent as the high cost of food items continues to affect citizens.

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Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today (Tue. Sept. 27, 2022)

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Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today (Tue. Sept. 27, 2022)

Dollar to naira, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, opened at (undisclosed) at the Investors & Exporters FX window ( I&E FX Window), where the currencies officially trade.

According to the data at the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is traded officially, the dollar to naira exchange rate stood at (undisclosed).

This would mean that the Nigerian currency either gained or lose in value against the United States dollar, as foreign exchange (forex) trading closed at N431.33 per $1 on Monday, September 26.

How much is the dollar to naira at the black market today?

Going by sources at the Bureau De Change (BDC) in Lagos, dollar to naira last traded between N715 and N720 in the black market in the state.

It is however pertinent to note that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognise the parallel market (black market), as it has directed individuals who want to engage in forex to approach their respective banks.

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