The Federal Government seems to be on a banning spree lately. According to a Punch Article, the Minister of Agric, Dr Adesina confirms the FG is putting things in place to ban the importation of fish.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government would soon place a total ban on the importation of fish and other aquatic consumables.
Adesina said this in Ado-Ekiti during the inauguration of the Special Growth Enhancement Support scheme for fisheries and the aquaculture value chain, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He, however, said that the ban would be imposed only if arrangements being put in place by the government to that effect worked as planned.
Banning is not always the solution as all it creates is a lopsided pricing system especially where demand outstrips supply. Indiscriminate banning also brings about uncertainty for investors. Imagine those who have invested in creating networks and structures for importation of fish. What happens to their decision making??