Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, former Managing Director of Citizens Bank

Trump’s victory will not affect Naira – Economist

An economist and an analyst on Wednesday said the election victory of Donald Trump as U.S. president-elect would not affect the Naira.
They said that Nigeria should focus more on policies that would revive the economy.
Mr Okechukwu Unegbu, former Managing Director of Citizens Bank, said “the crash of U.S. markets before the announcement of the U.S. presidential election result was pelted.
“On our Naira, we only need to look inwards, we can solve our problems not foreigners.
“Trump’s win or otherwise cannot help the Naira. Our policies matter a lot. Observing the elections and the markets, you will see that the markets went down because of fear.
“Also, he cannot deport immigrants like he has been saying because there are laws.”
An analyst who would not want to be identified also said that “when the election results started
trickling in, the American markets crashed but after he was named president-elect, it stabilised.
“For now, people are afraid, scared of what policies Trump may bring but in the long run, things will stabilise.
“On what his win portends for our naira, it may look like it is jerking up for now but the American presidency has no direct relation with the stability of the naira.”

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