Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has given his support for Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria products. He is also challenging President Muhammadu Buhari to make it a National Policy that will be adhered to by all arms and tiers of government, starting with the Presidency.
State House Correspondent Mariah Olasehinde reports that Aba has retained its reputation over the years as the the commercial nerve centre of Abia State and Old Eastern Region of Nigeria as well as one of the major outlets of industry and innovation.
Sadly it’s goods are yet to enjoy the status they deserve due to the insatiable preference of Nigerians for foreign goods.
It is a trend Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu hopes to reverse by persuading more Nigerians to patronise made in Nigeria goods so as to reduce unemployment and poverty in the country.
And still on patronage of home grown goods, Ikpeazu charges Nigerians to also switch to eating more of locally produced foods in order to support the Federal Government’s measures to diversify the economy from sole
dependence on oil to Agriculture
It is also an opportunity for the Abia state Governor to speak on the forthcoming DEC 17th Local government election in his state, expressing optimism that his party will win
Governor Ikpeazu recently delivered some made in Nigeria shoes to former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a way of promoting Made in Aba products.
He is up beat that the Nigerian Army’s recent decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from a local manufacturer in Aba, could point the way out of the prevailing economic recession in the country, if other agencies of government follow suit.