Naira Devaluation: “FG Printed Too Much Money” – Gov Otti Laments

The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, has decried the free fall of naira to other foreign currencies.

According to him, the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s led government, printed too much money in circulation.

The Governor made this known during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.

However, Otti also stated that the nation’s economy needs to shift from consumption to manufacturing in order to revive it.

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He criticized the situation in which Africa’s greatest economy imports almost every goods, maintaining that it puts a lot of pressure on the foreign market.

He said: “I believe that the major problem we have is financial discipline. We are dealing with an economy where we printed so much money, at the last count, we will be nearing N30 trillion.

“So what happens with ways and means is that the quantum of goods that you have available in an economy does not increase with the quantity of money that you print.”

“The issue of production versus consumption, if the economy must recover, we must move to production.

“That does not necessarily mean we will reduce consumption; what it means is that we will be consuming what we produce, to the extent that we are importing virtually everything. You keep piling pressure on the foreign exchange market.”