House of Reps member, representing Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha Federal Constituency of Anambra state, Hon. Valentine Ayika has said the closure of Nigerian borders will eventually kill the economy and increase the rate of suicides in the country.
Hon. Valentine revealed this at a press briefing yesterday.
He disclosed that even if the policy might be a positive one for our future, it can destroy the economy and cause depression.
His words, “Border closure will kill our economy and even increase suicide rates in Nigeria because there are many people who are into import business with a chain of dependents, so what do you want them to do. Of course, besides its negative effect on the economy, it can actually increase the rate of suicides in the country”
He also blasted the increment in the Value Added Tax(VAT), saying it violated section 4 of the VAT Act, as enacted by the National Assembly.
He the vowed that the Southeast and Opposition Caucuses will press for an implementable 2020 Budget.
Barr Val also backed the decision of the House to reject the Operation Positive Identification initiative of the Nigerian Army.
He said, “Military is not trained to identify people. They are trained to shoot and kill. They have no business to stop and search people for identity cards.”
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