Nigerians have once more been advised to patronise locally made goods and service in order to help lift the country out of the current economic recession.
National telecom operator, Globacom, made the call at the international trade fair organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The company was one of the participants at the fair which was held to draw attention to the need to boost patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods. It used the opportunity of the fair to respond to inquiries on its bouquet of products and services as well as respond to and resolve customer complaints.
Globacom’s National Sales Coordinator in charge of North Central, Mr. Kazeem Kaka, said the plea by the Federal Government for corporate organisations and individuals to buy locally made goods and services was germane in view of the country’s poor economic situation.
He noted that if the majority of Nigerians patronised home-made goods and services and increased local exports, more employment opportunities would be created in the country. This, he said, would also generate more revenue for the government and enhance the value of the local currency.
Globacom, Mr. Kaka said, is a Nigerian-owned company committed to the economic empowerment of Nigerians, especially the youth, and the overall development of the country.
The fair which had the theme, ‘Make it in Nigeria’, was organised to create a forum for captains of industries, government agencies, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and foreign embassies to come together and chart a course for enhancing sustainable growth and development of Nigerian businesses.
The chamber was formed in 1986 to develop a more enterprising, vibrant and diverse economy, strengthen local businesses and enterprises, attract investment, share prosperity and create better employment opportunities in the nation.