Dwindling Economy: Check Customs, SON’s Activities – Social Integrity Network Tasks FG
As comments on poor state of Nigeria’s economy by prominent Nigerians including Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II linger, a group called Social Integrity Network has added it’s voice to the need for economy revitalisation.
The group warned that, Nigeria’s economy is on the verge of collapse and urgent actions by the technical know-how were required.
The group, having raised the alarm, went ahead to attributed the many havocs bedevilling the country’s economy to some government monitoring agencies, especially those who are directly involved in the economic and security sectors.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna over the weekend, the group’s National Coordinator, Jubrin Abdulmalik said, its investigation into the nation’s port management and pre-shipment management has revealed that, the nation’s security has been exposed to abuse, gross misconducts, undue connivance as well as aiding and abetting illegal importation of substandard products into the country.
To him, the security challenges bedeviling Nigeria cannot be defeated if activities of such monitoring agencies are not checked, as fire arms maybe finding their ways into Nigeria through such means.
He said, “Nigeria remains the economic giant of Africa as evidently revealed by statistics and recurrent circumstances. The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had over the years shown serious concerns and attentions towards ensuring that rapid economic recovery is achieved thereby graduating to sustainability through the support of stakeholders in the various sectors of the nation.
“As we all know that no nation can develop without taking bold step towards resisting all avoidable neo-colonialism tendencies capable of enslaving her citizens and relegating the economic fortunes as well as pride investments of the nation to its lowest ebb.
“While corruption can only be perceived as a problem biting hard in all sectors of the nation, accomplices of such act are nothing but rebels and saboteurs who are hindering the laudable initiatives of Federal Government through its monetary and regulatory agencies.
“However, it is saddened to note that Nigeria’s economy is heading to a severe point of collapse due to the many havocs precipitated by some government monitoring agencies especially those who are directly involved in the economic and security sectors respectively.
“Our investigation into the nation’s port management and pre-shipment management has revealed that the nation’s security has been exposed to abuse, gross misconducts, undue connivance as well as aiding and abetting illegal importation of substandard products into the country at the detriment of the masses.”