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BUY NIGERIAN; USE NIGERIAN — WE MUST NOW INSIST AT STATE BANQUETS THAT WE EAT AND DRINK NIGERIAN — YEMI OSINBAJO

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BOOSTING NIGERIA MADE PRODUCTS & SERVICES — NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENTS TO BOOSTING LOCAL PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY  — “We must now insist that at State banquets we eat and drink Nigerian.” – Yemi Osinbajo  You can now purchase Nigeria Made Products  On line — Buy Nigerian, Use Nigerian. The Commodities & Products Inspectorate of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment has achieved much in its drive for utilization of Nigeria-Made products and bringing the buyer and seller together. In fact, purchasers are now able to purchase made in Nigeria products on line at local online stores. The Executive Order 003 signed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari has increased the level of patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods by public procurement agencies, and is an affirmation of the commitment of government   to building local productive capacity. The department is moving very swiftly to create the awareness desired to get local users of Nigeria Made fabrics in the hospitality industry, airlines, tour operators, and even government offices to utilize locally produced fabrics like adire (tie & dye) as curtains in offices. It would do no harm for private homes to also use Nigeria made fabrics as curtains in homes and offices. Signing the Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria last year, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo  explained that there was a compelling need for “the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment, designed to facilitate ease of doing business in Nigeria; support for local content in public procurement by the government, and timely submission of annual budgetary estimates by all statutory and non-statutory agencies”. Osinbajo added that: ‘’The President has laid out a cornerstone policy of this administration…we must grow what we eat and make what we use. ‘’The President again enunciated this principle in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan…Buy Nigerian, Use Nigerian. “So we must now insist that at State banquets, we eat and drink Nigerian.”  This is an idea that is worth emulating by the three arms of government as well as by States and local governments. ACTUALIZING THE OBJECTIVE: The Commodities & Products Inspectorate Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment is moving to strategically to create the desired sustainable awareness and attitudinal changes and guidance through policy implementation. It has consistently invited attention locally and abroad to the fact that Nigeria can develop phenomenally, only if all Nigerians take proper…

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