The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, has called on the armed Fulani bandits causing havoc in the forests of States, to drop their arms and embrace the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, ABP, in order to establish themselves and operate their business in a modern way, .
The CBN Governor while answering questions at the end of a 2-day Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting, which held in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that embracing the programme will be of help to the bandits.
His words: “I would like to appeal to our brothers, who decide that they want to live in bushes and forests, that they should please begin to retreat, drop their arms, and come and embrace Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
“If they do so, it will help them, but if they choose not to do so, they will be confronted by the security as this battle continues.
“If you expect an economy to grow, the level of insecurity must be low, because if there is a high level of insecurity, then the economy will suffer.
“I am optimistic that the Security Operatives are doing their best to tackle insecurity.
“About three years ago, the Federal Government and the United States signed a pact that resulted in a government to government acquisition of Military equipment, out of which we are expecting 12 Tucano aircraft or fighter planes that will help combat insecurity.
“I am aware that six of them are coming to the country in the month of July and August. I am optimistic before the end of the year, around the year of the end, the security challenges confronting the country will substantially abate.”
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