#BuyNaijaToGrowNaija. Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that he would wear made-in-Aba materials to the Senate plenary on Wednesday.
“On a serious note, we must all work together to help our local industries. A lot of people laugh about it, but it is a serious matter. I think that we should be very committed,” Saraki said, while adding that “this is how other countries started and and have been able to succeed. So let us join hands in supporting our own entrepreneurs.”
He also urged the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment to step up its oversight activities to ensure that most of the close to N4 trillion earmarked for expenditure by the Federal Government in the 2016 budget was spent to support local industries, “whether it is retail products, cars or technology and it will help a lot of our young people who are looking for jobs.”
Saraki spoke when the Chief Executive Officer of Adic Designs Limited, Mr. Adiele Ekeke, presented to him 29 locally made fabrics which the Senate President ordered when he inspected the stalls of the participants at the Made in Aba Trade Fair, held in Abuja recently.