The Federal Government says it has put plans in motion to enforce the buying of Nigeria products by government agencies.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said
that the Act establishing the Bureau of Public Procurements would be
reviewed to enforce the buying of Nigerian products which, would in
turn, boost the economy.
Mohammed said this on Monday at a town hall meeting held in Umuahia.
said, “Talking about Made-in-Nigeria products, let me use this
important national platform to announce that the Federal Executive
Council has already approved measures to sensitise Nigerians to
patronise such products.
“These measures include the approval given to the
Bureau of Public Procurement to increase the patronage of
Made-in-Nigeria goods and services through a review of its Act.”
commending the Abia State Government for its ingenuity in the
production of Nigerian products, the minister said the Nigerian military
was already wearing boots made in Abia State.
He said the production and sale of such products would help diversify the economy which was still dependent on oil.
said, “Patronising Made-in-Nigeria goods and services is also key to
the success of the policy. “In this regard, I can boldly say that Abia
State is a pacesetter. Today, the state supplies high-quality military
boots to our military and that is just one of such impressive ventures
by the state.
“So, while the state is boosting local production
of goods and services, the military is patronising Made-in-Nigeria
goods. It’s a symbiotic relationship and there is no better way to give
teeth to the economic diversification policy.”
that the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, which is
presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, had approved a
60-day national action plan for ease of doing business in Nigeria.