That Finance Minister Shamsideen Usman, and CBN Governor Charles Soludo are working at different levels towards the same goal can not be overemphasized. The recent pronouncements of the two men at the top of
Having worked together at the apex bank before his present position as the nation’s finance minister, one expects Usman and Soludo to have established a cordial working relationship that will serve the country better in the present dispensation. Be that as it may, the differences in their arguments on
It is more expedient and desirable for the good of the country to avoid unnecessary diverse views about the country’s economic policies at this time. Given that the controversy generated by the suspended Soludo’s currency redenomination policy is still fresh in Nigerians’ minds, it is important that any cross purposes public statements should be avoided at all cost.
While both men made their points through various analyses as they deem appropriate, the bottom line is that Nigerians are obviously tired of any situation that will further enslave them to western creditors, while the payments for such loans lasted. It is ironic though that, with the present huge revenue accruable from crude oil sales in the international market,
Not a few Nigerians will agree that reckless acquisition of somewhat unnecessary and government sponsored loans in the past contributed in a large measure to the country’s present economic woes. It is instructive that the regime of President Umaru Yar’Adua ought to avoid the same pitfall, as history will judge him as incapable of living the country better that he met it. If he has to, he should call his men to order and let them realize the importance of serving the people of
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To achieve the desired economic and political upgrade,