- Contrary to the position of some Nigerians, the closure of Nigerian land borders may not be entirely a bad decision
- In fact, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the closure of the borders as President Buhari's best decision ever
- This is as Onuesoke said that the it has led to the patronage of local products, thereby increasing the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has referred to the closure of all Nigerian land borders by President Muhammadu Buhari as the best decision he has ever made.
Onuesoke, speaking in Delta state on Friday, November 8, said that as a step towards economic development in the country, the order by President Buhari to close all land borders has so far increased Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The PDP chieftain said this is so because henceforth local products will be patronised thereby creating more jobs and reducing the level of poverty.
He said: “When we close our doors to the importation of some goods, the locally made goods will enjoy patronage.
“By so doing, we are increasing the Gross Domestic Product of the nation, creating employment for our local people and at the same time, poverty will be eradicated.”
Onuesoke added that the border closure has brought about the decrease of truck-out of petrol in October by over 10 million litres.
He said that the pain and discomfort Nigerians are currently going through because of the decision of the federal government will last only for a short while.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government had announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometers radius to all Nigerian borders.
Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, issued the directive in a memo on Thursday, November 6.
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