Border Closing, Has It Really Help You
My name is Henry and I am a marketing manager. I post this today because it's something that a great forum like nnu should be part of it contribution considering the thousands of people here and it influence on the society.
The truth is border closure in anyway hasn't really help the poor masses and the ordinary man in the society. Most firms in Nigeria are privately owned by this same people closing the border because when the border is open, and there is high scale of import, there comes competition in the market and the higher the supply and availability of resources, the cheaper it will become and to this effect, every man most especially the ordinary could afford good assets for thier self. During past government, borders were opened and people could buy what they desire.
I remember when a bag of rice was sold in Nigeria for 6500 a man receiving a salary of 25 thousand naira could make his family happy by feeding them well and also having some left to keep for emergency. You could save #10000 and every month and be planning for a car at the end of 2yrs. Now that same 25000 can't even afford a bag of rice now. Things has become so expensive in all aspects just because there is no longer any form of compition coming from outside. To me, border closure is just an act to enriched those politician and their firms in Nigeria. The most biggest truth is that they still sneak their own cargoes into Nigeria.