The Presidency has announced the launch of a new platform #AskVillaNG series, for all its citizens, where Nigerians can lodge in questions and interact with the President’s spokesman.
To be a part of the process, simply send in questions to the Presidency with the hashtag, #AskVillaNG and your questions will be addressed among others weekly.
The announcement which was made on the Presidential Facebook Page reads thus; ‘We’re launching an #AskVillaNG series. Send in your questions for the President’s spokespersons, to be answered in weekly live-feed sessions. Remember to use the hashtag: #AskVillaNG’
Meanwhile, the Presidency has over the weekend, through the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu urged Nigerians to be more creative in the face of the biting economic recession and attract more foreign exchange as a means of ending the dollar scarcity in the country.
Speaking during an interview, the President’s spokesman also called for improved peace and tranquility in the Niger Delta region to boost the oil production which would in turn, generate more returns in form of foreign earnings for the country.
Hear him in part:
“…What I think needs to be done is that beyond the government, all of us as Nigerians have a responsibility. What do we do? Let’s us be more creative, try to export more, try to produce local goods that sell abroad, so that more dollars would come.
“Let’s us continue to stabilize the ongoing situation in the Niger Delta so that earnings from the oil sector are not disrupted. When we have more Dollars coming in, they will sell cheaper…”
Addressing the case of a protest by some Nigerians in Abuja on Friday who called for immediate action to curb the disparity between Naira and US Dollar, Shehu said that but for some measures already taken by the government, the situation would have been worse than it is presently.
Notably, the Naira is presently at its worse times, chasing the US Dollar at almost N500 per dollar.