Border Closure'll Eradicate Poverty - Lagos Speaker
By Tunde Pratt
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has praised the closure of Nigeria's land borders insisting that it will help to eradicate poverty in the country.
The Lagos Speaker stated this on Wednesday on the sidelines of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Lagos State Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the China Shandong Export commodities (Nigeria).
The MoU was signed at the ongoing 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair taking place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Obasa said despite the complaints about the border closure from within and outside the country, the move was a bold initiative by the government to stimulate local production of goods and services.
He hinted that the state assembly was aware of the complaints by some business owners about the situation, but explained that it was beyond the control of the Lagos State Government.