In a bid to stimulate the growth of the economy, the Manufacturers
Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged Nigerians to drop their taste for
foreign goods in favour of made in Nigeria ones, saying that
patronising made-in-Nigeria products.
Briefing newsmen in Lagos,
ahead of its 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM), MAN President Ahmed
Mansur said there was the need to develop the national economy through
consumption of local goods, especially Nigerian assembled cars. Recall
that Naijadriva reported that Nigerian Senators Shunned Locally Made SUVs
frowned on the alleged planned purchase of foreign cars worth over N5
billion by the Senate, arguing that if such huge amount was spent for
the purchase of locally made brands, it would tremendously impact on the
country’s automobile sector.
“The planned purchase of vehicles
worth over N5 billion by the Senate for official duties would have
tremendous impact on local automobile sector. I urge Nigerians to
consume what is produced here, as this will impact positively on the
local economy,” Mansur advised.
He added that this informed the
theme of its 47th AGM, “Improving Value Chain in the Manufacturing
Sector for Competitiveness and Job Creation”, a theme, which was borne
out of the need to highlight the significance of improving manufacturing
value chain linkages as part of efforts to make the sector competitive
and contribute more to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and