The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode presents a check of fifty thousand dollars to the winners of the Lagos City Marathon at the national stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State, ones said at the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) conference that the growth of the Nigerian economy largely depends on the value placed on our currency.
This he said was an ideology imparted by a mentor and lecturer at a seminar he had attended abroad, Obi said the mentor had spoken of world economy and their growth but never for once mentioned African economy.
The Ex-Director of Fedelity bank had to make a bold move to confront the lecturer about not mentioning African economy in all his analogies.
According to Peter Obi, The foreign lecturer however gave him an answer that changed his life forever,
The lecturer asked Obi “what is your denomination of one hundred dollar ($100)?
Obi replied ” one hundread Naira (₦100)
The Lecturer then asked “would you rather prefer a Naira bill over a Dollar bill?
Obi replied “A Dollar bill of course (with a smile on his face)
The lecturer then scolded “There it is!, to grow an economy, you have to value your products, currency and people above all else, you have to bring everything back home in its equivalent and exchange, regardless”
Obi went on to say that the Lecturer who passed on in November 2017, gave account of nations with outstanding global products in automobile and achievements that have shaped our universe, but African nations were found wanting.
He said these nations and their spectrum would never place anything else above there own, stressing that value should be placed on our currency no matter how devalued it is, only then will it start gaining value, thus growing the economy
Therefore, judging by the need to grow the Nigerian economy, do you think it is right for Gov. Ambode to have presented the winners of the Lagos City Marathon with a check that further promotes the United States of America?
What could go wrong if the equivalent of the $50,000 sum was presented instead?
Just my Opinion