Abuja - Minister of State for Industry, Trade
and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, has charged local manufacturers to ensure
their products are of good quality.
Permanent Secretary, Aminu Aliyu Bisalla, said this on her
behalf during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between Labora Shoes, the South African company, and GLOBAL Smartfit Nigeria
Limited at her office.
“As a nation we are proud of our commodities, we are proud
of our products, Nigerians generally are
rational people, producers should ensure good quality because consumers want
value for their money,” the minister’s representative said.
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Bisalla said Abubakar assured the manufacturers of the
ministry’s support for home made products through a formidable campaign with
the aim of providing jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country
describing their venture as laudable.
She announced that a campaign for the patronage of made in
Nigeria products would soon commence in the country.
She further pledged the readiness of the Government to
support all similar initiatives not only on shoe product but on all small and
medium enterprises (SMEs) stressing that the current administration was
committed to it.
The two companies meanwhile seek government support for
their plan to establish a model shoe factory in Nigeria.
- CAJ News