Ali baba, a popular Nigerian comedian has recently reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari‘s new directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop making foreign exchange available for importation of food into the country.
Naija News recalls that President Buhari hosted All Progressive Congress APC governors at his home town, Daura, katsina state for Eid-el-Kabir lunch and he stated that the foreign reserve should be strictly for enlarging the economy of the country rather than encourage foreign food import bills.
The popular comedian applauds President Buhari for enjoining CBN to stop foreign food import.
Ali baba, however, stated that this new law has prohibited forex importing food into the country.
He also said that Dangote refinery should not be left out in the implementation of this law.
Ali baba stated on his Instagram page saying: “A BAN ON FOREX FOR FOOD IMPORT IS NOT A BAN ON FOOD IMPORT. YOU CAN IMPORT. JUST GO FIND YOUR FOREX.
“About time, now if you want to import all your foreign food, source your forex by yasef. Shebi you are in the business to make money.
“Once Dangote refinery opens, they should do the same for petroleum products. Find your money. NNPC should not be seen importing sef. It’s a shame. Fix your refineries. How come, all these boys are refining products with drums and firewood, yet we, as a country can’t?
“When there was a ban on fruit juice importation, didn’t 5Alive, JustJuice, DonSimon and co leave? Didn’t that help #Chivita to dominate the market?
“Let’s increase Electricity to 150,000 megawatts and tell all them car makers “Wosss wobiii ‘
“if you don’t have a plant in Nigeria, the let Innosson motors take over your market,” he added.
“That’s not to say, we will resign ourselves to substandard products o. It just means the businesses get a fighting chance to survive. Without the pressures of foreign backed competition. And it doesn’t stop anyone from importing. But when your foreign Toyota Camry lands Nigeria at a duties enhanced N85m, and the Nigerian Assembled one sells for N18m, autocorrect will help you,” Ali baba concluded.
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