Exchange rate administration, Structural adjustment programme.


This paper has been concerned with describing the administration of the naira exchange rate primarily under the on-going Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). The aim of this paper is to briefly review the administration of Nigeria's exchange rate policy since inception of the market- determined exchange rate system. The discussion is organized in four main parts. Part I, exchange rate administration before the introduction of Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) in July 1986 is briefly reviewed to provide the necessary background for adopting the market-determined system under SAP. Part II is devoted to the analysis of the structure of the foreign exchange market (FEM), while Part III provides a brief explanation on why the naira exchange rates have not been stabilized since the beginning of FEM. Part IV contains the summary and conclusion.

Author Bio

The author is a Deputy Governor with Central Bank of Nigeria.

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CBN Bullion







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