Nigeria Under Pressure By IMF To Devalue Naira

The IMF is pressing Nigeria to further devalue its naira currency amid uncertainty over the political and economic outlook for Africa’s biggest oil producer and economy.

Analysts said there’s disappointment that President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-awaited Cabinet list — five months in the making and still not finalized — includes no economic stars to guide much-needed reform.

“There’s no economist on the (Cabinet) list that can suggest to the government ways to improve revenue generation and how to run the economy,” said Garba Kurfi, managing director of APT Securities and Funds.

Credit: AP

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