Stimulate discussions for economic growth now – Economist tells editors

MR Muda Yusuf, the immediate past Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has called on the mass media  to stimulate discussions that would  grow Nigeria’s economy.

Yusuf made the call while speaking  at the 2023 All Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC) which opened in Uyo on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference had the theme: ‘Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media’

Yusuf said that Nigeria  was facing declining reserves, lack of investor confidence and currency volatility, among other challenges.

”Well thought-out reform measures are crucial at this point, we cannot wish this away,” he said.

He said that Nigerian media had a crucial role to play in tackling the  challenges.

”Nigeria is in dire need of economic reforms going by the level of poverty in the country.

”Statistics shows that, as at 2022, 60 per cent of Nigerians were already facing multi-dimensional poverty,” he said.

According him, it is important for the media to be proactive in holding governments to account.

”It is good to indulge in economic reforms, the most important thing is the well-being of the people,” he said.

Yusuf said that the media had a role to play in ensuring that reforms would be  effectively implemented in the interest of the citizenry.  (NAN)