Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent closure of Nigerian borders.
The former Commonwealth scribe threw his wealth behind the decision of the present administration while speaking on Saturday at the 2019 Investiture of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos.
Anyaoku urged Nigerians to support the foreign border closure by President Buhari and his ultimate importance to the home grown policy.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Anyaoku stated that there will be a tremendous turn around in the economy if our citizens can be persuaded or even coerced through regulation into curbing their appetite for imported, rather than locally produced goods.