Are back at freaking 1984??
What the heck are these people thinking? why the hell did they resume sales to BDCs in the first freaking place? What the hell did they think was going to happen? that business men would stop being business men because the CBN give em the hard earned dollars of poor Nigerians?
The recent attempt by the SSS to force down the price of the dolar is just plain out dumb
The SSS have earlier directed the officials of the BDCs association to peg the dollar at N400 while selling and N390 while buying from customers.
During the two-day operations, which took place between Tuesday and Wednesday, some traders were arrested.
Sources said about five operators were arrested in Abuja and Lagos as at yesterday.
When our reporter visited Zone 4, a cluster of BDC shops in Abuja, he noticed slow activities as both the traders and customers were jittery.
A trader who pleaded for anonymity said it was difficult to see the dollar to buy or sell in the market because, nobody was willing to sell at the new rates by the SSS.
He said when customers heard of the new rate of N390 a dollar they usually turned back.
He said the best way out was for CBN to flood the market with enough forex, instead of using force to address the problem.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Issac Okorafor, confirmed the activities of the DSS in the BDC market. He said most of the people arrested were unlicensed operators who were taking advantage of speculation to reap illegal money.
He said though the CBN had no hand in the raid, it was a welcome development for the market.