A coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has called on the federal government to sustain its policies aimed at improving the nation’s economy and well-being of Nigerians.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja, at the All Civil Society National Economic Summit with the theme: ‘Post COVID -19: Understanding the Economic Interventions of CBN and the Roles of Civil Society Groups’ organized by Coalition of Civil Societies, the National President, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, said the federal government has been doing a lot to ameliorate the economic challenges of Nigerians but needed to do more.
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“This effort of the federal government has further demonstrated its willingness to alleviate the sufferings resulting from unemployment and poverty. It is also aimed at enlightenment of our stakeholders, particularly the youths on the many interventions of the government and how to access them.
“But we want to recommend to CBN and other agencies of government to get involved in more advocacy programmes using credible Civil Society Groups in reaching the people and explain these policies and benefits more to the people. It is time to build back the Trust.
“This summit is also an attempt to generate fresh narratives that will help shape the perceptions of Nigerians on the impact and efficacy of several monetary and palliative policies during the lockdown period introduced to address the resultant economic challenges occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.
“The whole essence of these efforts by the CBN is to create support for businesses in order to avert recession and headship during and post Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.