NOA urges Nigerians to patronise locally made products to grow economy

 According to Abari, the agency is working with regulators, investors, investment promoters and potential markets toward deepening the penetration of local goods in the country.

Dr Garba Abari

 

Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General (D-G), National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Nigerians to patronise locally-made products and services to grow the economy.

 

Abari said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Mr Paul Odenyi, the Assistant Director, Press.

 

The statement said that Abari spoke at the closing of a two-day Made-in-Nigeria Products Exhibition organised by NOA.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the exhibition was: “Promoting Local Production and Services to Boost National Economic Development’’.

 

He said the purpose of the exhibition was to complement the Federal Government’s efforts to grow and sustain the nation’s economy.

 

According to Abari, the agency is working with regulators, investors, investment promoters and potential markets toward deepening the penetration of local goods in the country.

 

He said most importantly, the agency was partnering with both public and private sector stakeholders at all levels to improve the quality and patronage of locally made goods and services.

 

Abari said a comprehensive report on the exhibition would form part of the agency’s engagements with the Presidency, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

 

The D-G commended the manufacturing sector in the country for keeping faith with the country, as reflected in the high quality of local goods that were showcased during the exhibition.

 

He urged Nigerians to demonstrate similar faith in the locally made products, adding that without sufficient local patronage of local products, the survival of any economy could not be guaranteed.

 

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The statement said Mr Emmanuel Okolo, a paint manufacturer, who spoke on behalf of the exhibitors, commended NOA for the initiative.

 

He described the initiative as an inspiration for manufacturers to maintain high quality product and service standards.

 

Okolo promised that the exhibitors would henceforth serve as ambassadors of NOA’s Patronise Made-in-Nigeria campaign.

 

“The exhibition showcases entirely Nigerian products and services and their benefits to both citizens and the economy.

 

“This covers local vehicles, fashion brands, medical inventions, food products, high yield agricultural produce, energy efficient cooking solutions, paints, decorations, and more.’’

 

The statement said that certificates were presented to participants at the closing of the event.

 

 

(NAN)

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