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Atedo Peterside: ‘Why Open Border For Dangote & Refuse Others?’

Atedo Peterside

Border Reopening: ‘Why Refuse Others And Allow Only Dangote?’ – Atedo Peterside To FG

“Nigerian Economy Is Rigged In Favour Of A Handfy Of Well-Connected Persons” – Atedo Peterside Frowns At Reopening Border Only For Dangote

Nigerian entrepreneur and investment banker, Atedo Peterside, has kicked against the Federal government’s decision to grant only Dangote cement access to export and import items across the borders, IgbereTV reports.

Recall that 10 months ago, the Federal government closed borders with neighboring countries including Benin and Niger to curb smuggling and boost local production. Bloomberg reports that the Buhari administration has given its authorization for Africa’s biggest producer to export cement to Niger and Togo in the third quarter for the first time in ten months.

Reacting to the development via his Twitter handle, Peterside said such a move is why some Nigerians argue that the Nigerian economy is rigged in favor of a handful of well-connected persons.

Peterside wrote:

”Allowing legitimate exporters & importers to move their goods across the border should be a no-brainer. Why refuse everybody else & allow only one company (Dangote)? This is why some of us argue that the Nigerian economy is rigged in favour of a handful of well-connected persons”

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