Boarder closure: Buhari needs your support, not condemnation - Anyaoku, others tell Nigerians

Boarder closure: Buhari needs your support, not condemnation - Anyaoku, others tell Nigerians

- Nigerians have been urged to support Buhari on boarder closure

- There have been criticisms over the closure of the land boarder by the FG

- Anyaoku, however, noted that would boost nation's economic

A former secretary-general, Commonwealth of nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, and some eminent Nigerians have canvassed support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on the closure of Nigeria’s border aimed at boosting the nation’s economic growth.

Legit.ng reports that they made the call at the 2019 investiture of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) on Saturday, October 26, in Lagos.

Theme of the event was: Nigeria’s emerging new economy: Opportunities, challenges and prospects.

Anyaoku said that closure of the border would boost economic development of the country.

He said: “We should support our foreign border closure by President Muhammadu Buhari and his ultimate importance to the home grown policy.

“If it will be the government’s concentration in a demonstrable manner on measures for enhancing the country’s development of agriculture and agro industry. And also for enhancing the country’s manufacturing capacity to be able to serve our internal consumption and export.

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Commenting, the director-general, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Baba Musa, urged Nigerians to encourage and understand the reason for the border closure.

“The border closure was not an attempt to stifle business or discourage manufacturers from selling their goods.

“It is clear that the abundance variety of Nigeria’s natural resources and our large population constitute adequate phases for the country’s economic prosperity. If the federal and state governments can show a determination to provide the necessary policy and practical support.

Also, the chairman, board of fellows and practice licence, Bayo Olugbemi, said that the country could surmount its economic challenges, if people could cultivate the right mind and are liberated.

“Most of the economies in the world today that are doing well do not have the resources that Nigeria has. All they have is human capability and that has come to play in the multinational revolution, which is leveraging on the digital space.

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“So, we need to get this through to the public and make concerted efforts so that we are not left behind. This is why we chose the theme. The emerging economy is digitally driven and I believe that Nigeria has great opportunities in this field,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo pleaded with Nigerians to bear with federal government over the complete closure of the country's land borders.

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