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Economic Recession: EU Advises Nigeria to Devalue Naira


European Union (EU) official, Fillippo Amato has advised the Federal Government to devalue the Naira as part of measures to tackle the economic recession.



Amato, Counsellor, Head of Trade and Economics Section of EU, made this known in an interview with newsmen on Monday The EU official said that recession could not be addressed with traditional development tools.

He said the recession was a recent development which was due to a number of factors, including the fall in oil prices and resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta.

“To come out of recession, the country has to take brave decisions, regardless of how unpopular they may be such as fully and effectively devaluing the Naira. Devaluing the Naira is a measure, which will finally reassure investors and attract new capitals to the country.

“At the same time, it will further reduce imports, thereby removing artificial forex restrictions, and removing any potential waste of scarce resources such as the fuel subsidy. “Improving security (in the Northeast and Niger-delta) and ease of doing business are also key factors on which the government must urgently work to re-launch the economy," he said.

Amato said that EU had been at the forefront of aid for trade support activities in Nigeria and ECOWAS. He said the most important programme the EU was implementing in Nigeria with its partners – GIZ, DFID/Adam Smith International and UNIDO – was the Nigeria competitiveness Support Programme.

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