Stakeholders warn of crisis affecting investors’ confidence
The organised private sector (OPS) has urged the Federal Government to address the concerns arising from the crisis in order to avoid a reversal of gains recorded by the fragile economy.
The Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf, condemned the act, noting that the development could undermine the unity of the country.
“When we have this kind of threat, it affects ease of doing business in the country. You cannot do business in an environment that is not safe. It undermines investors’ confidence in the economy, be it local or foreign. It creates ethnic tension in the country,” he said.
To the president, Abia Think-Tank Association and Council Member, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, government should heed calls for restructuring of the federation with a view to addressing the numerous grievances in the land.
“It is a bit surprising to see that kind of threat. Everyone is unhappy with the way the country is structured. Several ethnic groups have been calling for restructuring to ensure that there is peaceful co-existence”.
This kind of threat is extreme. People have a right to seek equity and justice. They have a right to self-determination. This is a very dangerous trend that could arouse discomfort that would impact the economy,” he stated.
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