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The poor state of Nigeria’s monolithic requires speedy solution to lift the country out of present crisis situation – AMJON president

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The poor state of Nigeria’s monolithic requires speedy solution to lift the country out of present crisis situation – AMJON president

The Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) urged federal government of Nigeria to look inward and focus its attention more on non-oil export towards rekindling Nigeria’s economy.President of AMJON,

Paul Ogbuokiri,the president of AMJON said this at the 5th AMJON Conference and Awards which held in Lagos

The theme of this year’s conference and awards is “Rebuilding Nigeria Economy Towards a Viable Trans-Border Trade” which drew attention to crucial issues.

In his opening remarks, Ogbuokiri underscored the need to looking inwards towards rekindling Nigeria’s economy, as in the early days of the country’s independence, focusing more on Non-oil trade.

According to him, the theme of the conference was deliberately selected owing to the poor state of Nigeria’s monolithic economy which requires speedy solution to lift the country out of crisis situation.

He expressed concern over the nation’s unfavorable balance of trade occasion by over dependance on oTric the apparent lack of concern by relevant authorities.

“Now the shock has become permanent because our crude oil has become encumbered.

“large portion of it now goes into payment of debts acquired and squandered by politicians while the other portion of it is being stolen by powerful people.

We are therefore left with little or no foreign exchange to finance our necessary and unnecessary imports” he said.

Also commended the efforts of President Bola Tinubu’s administration towards solving the nation’s economic problems while noting that Non-oil exports holds the key to the nation’s Economic progress particularly with regards to intra- African trade.

He praised the collaboration between Nigeria and it’s neighboring countries in facilitating transborder trade adding that such relationship would help identify bottlenecks and proffer solutions for ease of trade.

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