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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria

My fiance brought Naira to US. Our bank is a local bank and does not provide currency exchange services. National banks do but we have to have an account with them. We would rather not open an acct with them and we are unsure if they will even exchange Naira monies. Any suggestions? Where could we exchange the monies? Thanks.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

If the amount isn't significant just stick it in the drawer and use it on the next trip. If there is a large amount google for a money exchange service. The have them many times at international airports or even shopping center.

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The same thing happened to me, the problem is NO ONE wants to take Naira. Wells Fargo used to but they don't anymore. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but maybe if it is a significant amount you can sell it to one of his friends who are traveling back.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya

Do you live near an international airport? If so there will definitely be money exchange places inside.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

Once you leave the country, no one accepts the Naira. Save it for your next trip so you can have something to use once you are back in Naija.


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