The value of the Naira, Nigeria's currency, to Dollars has over time become one of the major metrics Nigerians use to assess the performance of the president.
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As Nigerians express worries over the continuous fall of the Naira against the Dollar, a report by StatiSense, a data consulting firm, provides the list of Nigerian presidents and the value of the Naira to one dollar under their administrations.
StatiSense cited the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the source of the data. See the list below:
Nigerian presidents and value of Naira to $1
- Shehu Shagari (October 1, 1979, to December 31, 1983): 75kobo
- Major General Muhammadu (December 31, 1983 – August 27, 1985): 75k — 90kobo
- General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB (August 27, 1985 – August 27, 1993): 90k — ₦21.9k
- Chief Ernest Adekunle Oladeinde Shonekan (August 26, 1993 – November 17, 1993): ₦21.9k
- General Sani Abacha (November 17, 1993 – June 8, 1998): ₦21.9k
- General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (June 9, 1998 – May 29, 1999): ₦21.9 — ₦94.9k
- General Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Matthew Obasanjo (Rtd) (May 29, 1999 – 29 May, 2007): ₦94.9k — ₦127.6k
- Umaru Musa Yar'adua (29 May, 2007 - 5 May, 2010): ₦127.6k — ₦150.3k
- Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (6 May, 2010 - 29 May, 2015): ₦150.3k — ₦197
- Muhammadu Buhari (29 May, 2015 - Date): ₦197 — ₦422
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Note: Legit.ng provided the full names of the presidents and the dates of their tenures using the data from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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