The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on to Nigerians to embrace Made-in-Nigeria products, so as to liberate the economy from its present stagnation.
“Director General of NOA, Garba Abari made the call in Abuja when the Buy Naija Project team paid him a courtesy visit, saying that the climatic condition of the nation gave it a comparative advantage in the production of cotton and other products, but regretted that Nigerians still had great appetite for foreign goods,” a statement from NOA Deputy Director, Fidel Agu read.
Commenting on the effect of corruption as one of the menace setting the country backwards,the DG NOA said the fight against corruption is a collective responsibility that Nigerians should imbibe; government on its part would tighten all loopholes for embezzlement.
Abari further emphasized that there was no need for corruption because Nigerians are naturally hardworking people.
He went on to describe “the Buy Naija Project as a welcome ideal to reawaken our consciousness of Nigerians and instill patriotism that will bring the nation back to the way of industrialization.”
The Buy Najia Project Chairman, William Otabil, in his remarks said Buy Naija was developed to promote local products as well as increase export potentials of the country’s goods and services in order to derive more revenue.
“Otabil informed the Agency that Buy Naija has entered into agreement with the Ministry of Trade and Investment to create micro finance clusters in all 774 Local Government Areas of the country and outline the disadvantages of dependence on foreign good,” he said.