Nigerians in the United Kingdom (UK) have advied Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to focus on the “bigger picture” and help make Nigeria’s economy grow.
The diasporans were reacting to the CBN Governor’s remarks where he suggested that Nigerians living abroad are not doing enough to revamp the nation’s economy.
“Mr. Emefiele has completely missed the point on that front. As at 2015, the diaspora remittances to Nigeria was $21B and the man was in charge of the CBN then and he is still the one superintending the apex bank. So instead of looking across the ponds for what is not, he should face the bigger picture. He should face the efforts at rebuilding investor confidence, getting the monetary policy really well and making good use of the remarkable diaspora remittances into Nigeria, among other necessities,” said Lekan Fatodu.
For Priscilla Nwikpo, “We thought the era of blame game was over. Nonetheless, after several months of economic shocks, this moment should be a great opportunity for the managers of the Nigerian economy including Mr. Emefiele, to get the solution right as there won’t be any excuse for another failure. Nigerians home and abroad are yearning for inclusive growth”.
Kayode Salau said, “the Nigerians in diaspora who are toiling daily and are constantly sending money to Nigeria for different purposes and projects deserve commendation. We are actually the major facilitators of foreign investments, investors and key international partnerships. So Mr. Emefiele and his colleagues need to redouble efforts in building a stronger economy and creating an environment that is attractive and secure for investments.”
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