These are rice Pyramids in Kano State and the same could be found in some other States in Nigeria. It is indeed evident and associated with some of the achievements on the Nigerian Government border closure. An inward looking policy option could help Nigeria, nay, West African mobilize investments, leading to growth and development of the local economy.
While NANTS appreciates such policy options, emphasis should also be directed at balancing the drive so that all sectors and value chains benefit from the policies. For instance, traders whose goods have been under lock at the borders since 20th August 2019 should be considered for entry or exit, especially the genuine traders and particularly, those dealing on ETLS permitted local products. In fact, such businesses should be considered for compensation so that they are not punished alongside illegal business actors. This way, genuine jobs would be created, and it becomes incentives for obedience to legitimate trade and transactions.