ONLINE REACTIONS Devaluation of the naira – A poke in the eye
This is a more charitable critique of my Emir’s position which has sadly attracted rude comments from some who do not appear to know the difference between their right hand from their left and who feel they have a score to settle with the Emir.
I would humbly remind the Emir, as this writer alluded, that such advice is best tendered in private (sadaqa rasullullah, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) even if only to save us from the embarrassment of having our learned Emir and the hundreds of years of scholarship, royalty and other cherished qualities he embodies ridiculed. I remind the erudite scholar Emir also that many Nigerians, at least those who comment in the media, do not respect anything but based on desires and instincts. He must safeguard our heritage with all at his disposal. Gadon Dabo has exacting standards.
Anytime you hear the IMF and other institutions advising you to do something, watch it! For certainly, that thing will kill you. Thank you for showing us that what we already have in our pockets is what we are looking for in distant lands. Devaluation will only destroy Nigeria completely! Elegba email@example.com
I can’t agree with everything you say but you write well! Folake Vaughn firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not even patriotism. Most Nigerians want a strong Naira because it makes it easier to import consumer goods rather than produce such goods.
The demand for a strong naira is an expression of the character of the average Nigerian - lazy, greedy, envious, unwilling to undertake hard mental or physical labor unless it absolutely can’t be avoided..... and a belief in miracles and easy solutions. That is the kind of people that have been created by the monstrous entity called Nigeria.
Fuel importation is the worst and heaviest burden on the national finances, balance of payments and Forex reserves. The APC & NLC led the campaign against the decision by President Jonathan to abolish fuel subsidies in January 2012. It may have been for political expediency, but the people of Nigeria were susceptible to such incitement precisely because of the characteristics I listed above.
It’s going to be an interesting 8 years. Nigerians will soon start harvesting the bitter seeds they’ve planted in the last few years. William Norris William_Norris@aol.com