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Amid mounting outcry, Anyaoku asks Nigerians to support border closure

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One time secretary-general of the Commonwealth of Nations, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called on Nigerians to support the closure of Nigeria’s land borders by the government.

He said that the closure was important because it would help the homegrown policy of the government and could necessitate a turnaround in Nigeria’s economy.

Anyaoku spoke in Lagos at the 2019 Investiture of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

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

“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.

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“And also, if our citizens can be persuaded or even coerced through regulation into curbing their appetite for imported, rather than locally produced goods, there will be a tremendous turnaround in the economy.”

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