Senator Ben Murray Bruce, in a series of tweets has faulted the recent ban on use of Naira cards abroad. According to him, restricting Nigerian ATM leads to capital flight. “We should ban/tax imported items that fritter away our reserves”
- “1.1 million units of Champagne imported to Nigeria in 2014 at $100 per unit. That’s $110 Million. Ban or tax that” he says.
- “FG, State & LG officials import luxury cars when Peugeot, Kia & Nissan assemble locally. Patronize them & save costs”
- “States Govts sponsor thousands annually for pilgrimage. Pilgrimage should be a sacrifice. Let people pay themselves”
- “FG reversed Jonathan’s ban on importation of rice. Why? If Nigerians don’t eat foreign rice, we won’t die! Ban it!”