Controversial writer and social critic, Reno Omokri, has urged Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ban the importation of human hairs.
He gave the suggestion via his Twitter (X) account while outlining ways government and citizens can make the Naira better.
The former presidential aide accused Nigerians of being the major problem confronting the local currency, saying the Naira is a reflection of the people.
The Nigerian currency has been on a steady decline in value, crashing by 42 percent against the US dollar in the foreign exchange market within two days.
Reacting to the development, Omokri, further blamed Nigerians for their love for foreign airlines instead of patronising domestic airlines that fly international routes.
He said; “Containers on the high seas coming to Nigeria with things we can produce in Nigeria are killing the Naira.
Look, the Central Bank of Nigeria just paid a billion dollars to foreign airlines. Those are airlines flying the same route as Air Peace.
Do you know that if you and I, as Nigerians, had flown Air Peace instead of foreign airlines, that $1 billion would have stayed and circulated in Nigeria?
And when dollars and pounds stay in Nigeria, the Naira rises in power. If they leave Nigeria, our Naira goes lower and lower.
The Central Bank had to cough up $200 million to pay for human hair, as if God did not give our women hair. This is hair that Indian, Bangladeshi, and Southeast Asian women cut and dedicate to their temples.
They then barely process the hair and label them Brazilian, European and Peruvian hair, and our women rush to buy them, wear them, and shake the hair angrily to accuse Tinubu of ruining the economy.
If I were Tinubu, I would ban the importation of human hair. Fact-check this, as a nation, Nigeria spends more on human hair than on books.”