Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, wednesday made real his campaign that Nigerians should patronise made-in-Nigeria goods as he adorned himself with made-in-Aba attire wednesday.
During the recent Made in Aba Trade Fair in Abuja, Saraki and a few of the senators who attended the fair, promised to advocate 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).
According to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Bankole Omisore, 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.
The statement added that a motion to that effect had been moved and passed on the floor of the Senate.
The statement added that shortly after the trade fair, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) paid a visit to the Saraki, and after extensive deliberations, he promised to patronise the car maker too.
It added that in line with the promise, Saraki had added IVM vehicles to his official motorcade.
The statement added that Saraki adorned himself with a completely made-in-Aba Igbo attire to the plenary wednesday.
“The Senate President has received huge commendation from Nigerians, for going through with his promise to frequent ‘Made-in-Nigeria’ goods and further the campaign,” the statement added.