Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, shares what he would have done if he were President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in response to the hardship being faced in Nigeria. He suggests several measures he would take to address the situation.
Omokri proposes introducing heavy taxes that would drive multinational companies like MTN, DSTV, and Shoprite out of Nigeria, creating opportunities for Nigerian-owned businesses to take their place. He mentions individuals like Peter Obi and Otunba Mike Adenuga as potential replacements.
He also suggests inviting Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, to become the country’s national carrier and granting them incentives to grow and become Africa’s most successful airline. Omokri advocates for supporting Nigerian companies such as Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company and imposing high taxes on foreign vehicles, while promoting the use of Nigerian-made vehicles within government agencies.
Omokri emphasizes the importance of Nigerians in the diaspora as a significant source of foreign exchange and suggests granting them the right to vote to encourage remittances. He also proposes allocating free land to Nigerian citizens for farming purposes, providing them with resources and grants to support agricultural activities.
According to Omokri, implementing these measures, along with others, would lead to a stronger Nigerian currency and enable the federal government to pay its workers a higher monthly minimum wage of ₦75,000.
It’s important to note that these are the opinions and suggestions of Reno Omokri and do not represent the actual actions or plans of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu or the Nigerian government.