By Omogbolahan Babawale
Truth is the country is on ground zero with her Monetary Policy (MP). No thanks to Alayé Nlá Meffy and his clique of economic ruinators. Our case is now akin to a man who’s already on the ground that fears no further fall. It is either one of two things – do nothing and remain stagnant and keep the rigmarole or attempt to do something, then you have a chance of survival – a rise from your current status quo.
As e be now, using the street language, the situation is analogous to get rich or die trying in 2Pac’s parlance. It is either we all swim as a people, clutching on to any available straw to survive or we all sink. Our economy is in the ICU (intensive care unit) about to undergo possible cut (surgery).
The analogy is like a young lad’s determination to go whale-hunting. If he succeeds in kill!ng the whale, his poverty ends. If the other way and he gets killed, his poverty ends. So, it’s the survival instinct that keeps him afloat.
Mr. Cardoso has assumed the role of surgeon in the ICU with the country’s MP. He appears determined to alter the status quo – to challenge the ‘order’. If he succeeds eventually, every Nigerian will be better for it. If the surgery fails like it always did with the past administration, a corollary of the hyenas and jackals in the financial sector always making huge ‘returns’ from the country’s economy regardless of its impact on the citizenry; then we all would be d*omed!
He’s started the surgery with its concomitant pains and discomforts. Only time will provide succour and total healing. And in doing so, I only want to quip, ‘Is the CBN honcho willing to gbé’ná wo’jú Uche of these economic predators? Is he ready to muster the will and fight these esurient economic vamp!res?’
May President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR succeed against all odds.