CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele has said that security challenges such as kidnapping and cybercrimes will reduce in Nigeria if the Federal Government leaves the borders closed for two years.
Emefiele reportedly said this at the 1st convocation lecture of Edo University, Edo where he delivered the keynote lecture on ‘The Role Of Monetary Policy Towards Economic Growth In Nigeria‘. He noted in his presentation that the government has recorded successes since it decided to partially close the land borders in August, leaving many youths who have taken to crime with no option than to embrace agriculture.He then added that if the government can sustain the closure, it will in turn lead to reduction in kidnapping and yaho yahoo rate in the country to its barest minimum Read also: Femi Falana Tells FG To Open Land Borders Or Risk Reciprocity From Neighbouring Countries
“I can tell you that, if Nigeria decides to close the borders for two years, the incident of ‘yahoo yahoo’ boys, kidnapping for ransom, armed banditry, and robbery will reduce to the barest minimum. These guys will have no option but to go into agriculture“, he said.