The ‘Buy Made-In-Nigeria’ campaign is waxing strong

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– By Adolphus Oseiwe Igenegbale


The steady fall in value of the Nigerian Naira had led to the campaign by Senator Ben Murray Bruce, the common sense senator.  Bruce encourages Nigerians to buy Made-in-Nigeria goods to grow the Naira. Pursuant to this, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has upheld his pledge to patronise Made-in-Nigeria goods.
During the recent Made in Aba Trade Fair in Abuja, Saraki and a few of the distinguished Senators that attended the fair, promised to advocate for increased patronage of made in Nigeria goods as a show of patriotism, and to help encourage the country’s Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Saraki also promised to champion a change in the Procurement Act of Nigeria, to give locally manufactured goods first option in the government procurement process. A motion to this effect has been raised and passed on the floor of the Senate.
Shortly after the trade fair, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing IVM paid a visit to the Senate President, and after extensive deliberations, Saraki promised to patronise the car maker too.
In line with the aforementioned promise, according to his Special Assistant on New Media, Bamikole Omishore, Saraki has also added IVM vehicles to his official motorcade. During plenary today, Saraki also donned a completely Made-in-Aba Igbo attire.
See pictures after cut.
Made in Aba Trade Exhibition, Abuja 2016
Made in Aba Trade Exhibition, Abuja 2016
Senate President, a northerner, exchanges greetings with a fellow Senator from the East in the Igbo fashion
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, adorned in Igbo attire
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