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Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by ogododo: 10:49am On Jun 11
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday admitted that the federal government is exceeding its borrowing plan for 2021, blaming the development on the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.

In an interview with France 24, monitored by THISDAY yesterday, the minister said inflation had continued to heighten, worsened by an inadequate supply of foreign exchange, adding that the problems have a lot of multiplier effects on the economy.

She stated that the fiscal space remains tight now, but the federal government is re-planning, cutting down non-essential expenditures and providing resources where they are most needed like in the health sector.


Ahmed described as disturbing a World Bank report, which put a large portion of Nigerians under the poverty line, saying it was caused largely by the COVID-19 pandemic and fall in oil prices.

However, she said the economic sustainability plan was targeting massive recruitment, health insurance, and a review of the poverty indices, to redress the setback COVID-19.

“Our fiscal threshold was that we shouldn’t borrow more than 3 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), now we are at about 4 per cent of GDP and that’s a target that we are trying to work on and bring down,” she said.


On the revenue side, she stated that the target is to move revenue to GDP from the current 8 per cent to 15 per cent, adding that the 8 per cent is low for the size of the Nigerian economy.

Speaking on the ease of doing business, against the backdrop of the federal government’s suspension of Twitter’s operations, she said it won’t affect Nigeria’s image, as no foreign body should be allowed to cause war in the country.


“You cannot shut out the president of a country and not expect consequences,” the minister added.

She described the suspension of Twitter as a well-thought-out decision, saying it shouldn’t affect the country’s image in the eyes of international investors.

She said the move was “not something that we take lightly,” and that the government had planned talks with the social media company over the issue.

The minister identified accessing available doses as the biggest challenge facing the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.


Nigeria has so far only received four million of the 43 million vaccines it was promised by the Covax programme, according to the minister, who said the government expected to vaccinate 70 per cent of its population by next year.

The country’s economy went into recession in 2020, largely due to a drop in oil prices, but Ahmed hoped for a strong upsurge in growth by the end of the year.

The government is planning to create jobs with massive new investment in public works and low-cost housing, she said, while the extra spending would be funded by increasing tax revenue and improving tax collection process.
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/06/11/fg-exceeding-borrowing-threshold-for-2021-says-ahmed/amp/?

Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Xscape1993(m): 10:50am On Jun 11
Buhari and his people should keep borrowing ooo. What do you expect from a man who came into power by fire and force? He came to loot the things he could not loot when he was the military Head of State. What a country rule by unfortunate people!

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Ugandatales: 11:10am On Jun 11
Hmm...

When I couldn't access Nairaland a while ago, I thought Nigerian Government had banned Nairaland too. grin

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Cryomancer: 11:10am On Jun 11
This is just the beginning of June and the FG has already exceeded it borrowing threshold for 2021..? This is another remarkable achievement by APC.

Where will they now see money to complete the Katsina - Niger rail line being built for Buhari's relatives in Niger?

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by jojofola: 11:11am On Jun 11
Jokers.

Nigerians are the butt of the joke if they allow Buhari complete 8years.

Then it means anything goes.
This guy is the worst ever!!
Abacha suppose collect A1 for where Buhari dey.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Beancounter93(m): 11:11am On Jun 11
Hmmm

We produce the same amount of oil as the UAE...yet UAE has less than 15 million people, while we have 211 million if not more.

We prodcue twice as much oil as Qatar, yet Qatar has 2 million people compared to our 211 million

We have a low tax to gdp ratio...and a low GDP.

And oil prices are too low for our needs....(we need oil above $100 per barrel, and even higher to avoid borrowing)

And the government won't wake up and diversify the economy...

So, e shock you?

Modified

Corden and Neary (1982) have demonstrated how Dutch disease occurs in an economy. According to them, in a country experiencing "boom" in the export of a commodity, the economy can be divided into three sectors: the "booming" export sector, the "lagging' traditional export sector and the non-export sector. The Dutch disease occurs when the traditional export (tradable goods) sector is crowded out by the booming export sector and the non-tradable goods sector.

The lagging traditional tradable goods sector may include cocoa, palm produce, cotton, rubber, coal, copper, textiles and some manufactured goods while the booming export sector may be crude oil, coffee, gold, etc. The non-tradable (non-export) goods sector covers all those goods that are produced for domestic consumption only, e.g. staple food items, clothing, building materials, locally-assembled cars.

Where crude oil (and gas) is the booming export sector, the non-oil export sector may be crowded out by the oil sector and the non-tradable goods sector of the economy. This can happen when the oil revenue windfall increases domestic demand for non-tradable goods and pushes up domestic prices leading to an appreciation of the real exchange rate which in turn reduces the competitiveness of the non-oil export sector. This will in turn lead to a reduction in non-oil exports in both quantum and value terms. The oil windfall may also lead to movement of the factors of production in the economy. For instance, capital and labor (and land) may shift from the non-oil export sector to the oil sector (in order to maintain or increase reserves and production) and the non-tradable goods sector (to take advantage of the growing domestic demand). This explains why the increase in oil prices and the subsequent oil revenue windfall in many oil-exporting countries have tended to depress their non-oil export sector while at the same time generating a boom in both the oil and the non-tradable goods sectors.

With capital and labor shifting from the non-oil export sector to the oil-sector and non-traded goods sector, firms in the non-oil export sector are forced to either close down or reduce their scale of operation. The boom in the oil and non-traded goods sector increases the demand for imported goods. This may not be a problem in the short-term so long as the country has enough foreign exchange to pay for the imports. The depression in the non-oil export sector and the boom in the other two sectors have medium to long term implications for the economy because the oil windfall will not be permanent given the volatility, unpredictability and exhaustibility of crude oil.

For instance, if there is a decline in oil prices and oil revenue, the lagging and collapsing non-oil export sector will not be able to compensate for the drop in oil revenue while domestic demand for the non-traded goods and imports remain sticky. Consequently, the country will be forced to borrow from the international financial market to compensate for the decline in oil revenue. Over time, external debts will increase and so will the debt service obligations. Even when oil prices go up later and there is another round of oil windfall, it is difficult to correct the earlier damage or distortions created by the initial or previous oil windfall. In some cases, the oil exporting country may be forced to adopt some form of structural adjustment program (SAP) to correct such distortions or imbalances. Some of these SAPs are painful and may increase the prevalence, depth and severity of poverty.

The Horse's mouth

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Kindness218(m): 11:11am On Jun 11
Pls can some one come to my compound and tell my landlord that christ has paid for all my debt in cavalry including my house rent
have been explaining to him but he refused

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by salbis(m): 11:11am On Jun 11
I do hope Buhari, his wife, children and all his cohorts used themselves as collateral for these loans.
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Afriqan: 11:11am On Jun 11
I hope very soon, they won't start selling each Nigerian gbanjo gbanjo in order to pay off these debts...

Our President that used scarce funds for rail project into Niger Republic where there's zero economic benefit grin grin

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by inderhappy: 11:11am On Jun 11
That's why they want to change the country name.....if you know you know

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by slawormiir: 11:11am On Jun 11
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright......
Not surprised
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by whytediamond(m): 11:11am On Jun 11
Ehenn? Wetin come happen?

Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Tolumiide: 11:11am On Jun 11
He can borrow 2022 money join.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Splitmind: 11:11am On Jun 11
No problem, our capable president will earn millions of dollars in trade with Niger from his newly commissioned train.

Sai Baba!

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Reinaldo: 11:11am On Jun 11
Lol.. APC
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Abiboss: 11:11am On Jun 11
Buhari till 2050 grin grin grin kiss kiss

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by zeusdgrt(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
No plan
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by VillagePipu: 11:12am On Jun 11
Finance Minister that failed ICAN as an Audit trainee and couldn't pass ICAN again, is that one a Finance Minister.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Basicend: 11:12am On Jun 11
By far the worst government Nigeria has ever seen.

Borrow to meet capital and reccurrent expenditures. No plan for revenue generation.

This is what happens when you have a dull president who surrounds himself with duller cabinet.

Dollar is over N510 to naira. . Planning to crease fuel price and taxes. . That's all they now.

I was Buhari supporter for 4 years, but I weep for Nigeria now.

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by 1Dray(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
Set of greedy fellows

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Whois(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
cry cry

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Ipisi(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
Hmmmmm

In an interview with France 24, monitored by THISDAY yesterday, the minister said inflation had continued to heighten, worsened by an inadequate supply of foreign exchange, adding that the problems have a lot of multiplier effects on the economy.



So this useless woman mentioned inadequate supply of foreign and your dead principal get mind to ban Twitter ( a social media that hugely aided Joe Biden to become the president of USA, the owners of Dollars) ?

Now I know Nigerians are in for a long ride...

1 USD = 1500 Naira (Before 2023)


This I have seen...

If you want to be a multimillionaire by next year go now and invest in all your assets in dollars

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by iampeterben(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
It's good at least make we nor fit borrow again and make nobody borrow us again. Good news!!
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Anthony0094(m): 11:12am On Jun 11
This is just the beginning

By tht time the money no go dy to pay army and police dem salaries, Dem too go get sense, na dem go lead protest that tym,

Useless set of people,

It's shall Never be well with anyone supporting this administration, that person no go die well, for em burial thunder go still fire am

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Nobody: 11:13am On Jun 11
Baba God this tribulation is too much and tomorrow is uncertain and hazy. Help us in this country.. embarassed

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Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Julianaa: 11:13am On Jun 11
Buhari will still borrow lik 3 times this year
Re: Zainab Ahmed: FG Exceeding Borrowing Threshold For 2021 by Mikecold: 11:13am On Jun 11
Zombies

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