EFCC threatens to arrest greenback hoarders as Naira continues to fall

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to arrest Nigerians hoarding {dollars} and different international forex.


The Chairman of the anti-graft company, Abdulrasheed Bawa made the menace at a gathering with representatives of Bureau De Change operators in Abuja on Friday, August 5.


This follows the anti-graft company’s ongoing efforts to examine rising instances of international alternate hypothesis, which had introduced strain on the worth of the naira.


“The Commission has intelligence linking some individuals and organisations to hoarding foreign currency, particularly the United States {dollars}, in key industrial cities of Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Calabar.

We warn these concerned to desist or threat arrest as a significant offensive in opposition to the speculators is underway,” he mentioned.


The EFCC boss warned people who find themselves within the behavior of hoarding foreign exchange to desist or threat arrest as a significant offensive in opposition to the speculators was underway.


He famous that the assembly was known as to trend out a collaborative stakeholders’ response to brazen international alternate hypothesis, particularly on the parallel market, which was hurting the nation’s financial coverage by instigating a decline within the worth of the naira.


The anti-graft company famous that comparable conferences are deliberate for Bureau de Change operators in different main industrial cities throughout the nation, together with key gamers, regulators and operators throughout the Nigerian monetary sector.


Since the start of August, the greenback has continued to rise in Nigeria’s black market. Last week, the naira traded at N710 to the greenback within the parallel market. This pressured the EFCC to raid some foreign exchange markets in Abuja, which noticed the forex return to its pre-speculated worth.


A number of days after safety personnel stormed a Bureaux De Change (BDC) hub in Abuja, the naira continued to strengthen on the black-market, transferring to N660 per greenback.



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