False News : CBN knocks Daily Trust Newspaper, others on false currency devaluation report

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has debunked the information published by Daily Trust Newspaper on it’s alleged devaluation of the naira through a report entitled “CBN devalues Naira to 630/1$” today.

In a statement issued by the CBN, it said “We wish to state categorically that this news report, which in the imagination of the newspaper is exclusive, is replete with outright FALSEHOODS and destabilizing innuendos, reflecting potentially willful ignorance of the said medium as to the workings of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the exchange rate at the Investors’ & Exporters’ (1&E) window traded this morning (June 1, 2023) at N465/US$1 and has been stable around this rate for a while.

“The public is hereby advised to ignore the news report by Daily Trust in its entirety, as it is speculative and calculated at causing panic in the market.

“Media practitioners are advised to verify their facts from the Central Bank of Nigeria before publishing in order not to misinform the public”

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