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Thursday, 13 October 2016

President Buhari, VP Osinbanjo, others call for concerted effort to promote ‘Made in Nigeria’

at the just concluded 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) summit which began on Monday and ended yesterday once again called on the need to diversify the Nigerian economy base away from oil. The Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) Board Committee on research and publication, Dr.  Adedoyin Salami, made the call on Monday in Abuja at the opening of the 22nd edition of the Nigeria Economic Summit (NES 22).


“If made-in-Nigeria must succeed, it should not be the challenge of the Federal Government alone. All the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital territory (FCT) must have a role to play.”
Dr. Salami lamented that the country’s current economic indices were far from ideal and stressed the need to embrace the imperatives of local competitiveness and productiveness, as well as ability to create and add value to the economy.
 
With the dynamics of oil changing as a result of global forces and the recent development in shale oil exploration by some of Nigeria’s biggest crude destinations, the imperative to strengthen already known markets like agriculture, manufacturing and technology has become a front burner for the government.
 
NES22 also featured breakout sessions that covered ICT, Innovation, MSMEs, Services, Manufacturing, Agro Processing and the Creative Industry. Each session was geared towards providing suggestions which would be presented by NESG to the government as way to drive each topic’s or sectors contribution to the Nigerian ‘Made in Nigeria’ policy.
 
Here are highlights from Day 1:


The Vice President, who heads the government’s team on job creation and employment, mentioned that the government intends to employ close to 500,000 youths in teaching, agriculture, technology and that it would create more platforms like the Aso Villa Demo Day to support technological drive among youths.

The summit ended by offering strategies the government can employ and suggested that government should create tech hubs in various states with necessary infrastructures to enable them to operate and function effectively. The summary document was presented to the President who was represented by Senator Udo Udoma, Minister for Budget and National Planning.

More photos below...
 












16 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Good to knw

Odibe Blessing said...

Dat's good, I will join too to campaign for it and also build a strong system where mde in Nigeria goods are produce well.... #MaximumQuality

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Juliet Iwuno said...

We shall gradually get there. Linda take note!

Gbenga Popoola said...

when ya'll done with d BS...send money to my acct so I can buy d semi-quality product

Eleojo Blessing said...

Nice move

Yusuf Dimas said...

Patronizing our ingenuity is the surest way forward to revitalize the economy... more support for start up ventures & entrepreneurs!

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

Y'ALL SHUT UP AND WORK US OUT OF THIS STUPID RECESSION








AUNTY LINDA 👩

Anonymous said...

When Nigeria know nothing depends foreigners how can made in Nigeria be possible??

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

This man can talk rubbish for Africa.




says, Genevieve.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Lol na today day break?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

OSINANL said...

Seen....

Jamila Shaibu said...

Good one

Goma Mene said...

And they are wearing foreign clothes right there






Ilovemywife

Ify Chude said...

A summit where the key player of this dministration/ minister of budget could not answer a simple question about nations dept profile; we hope this is not a waste of effort and resources .

Anonymous said...

Made in Nigeria goods, for who? and Aishia is carrying Hermes bag of 26 million...is Hermes a company... keep deceiving yourselves.

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