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FAPMAN boss tasks govt on imported furniture influx

By Guardian Nigeria
12 January 2010   |   10:00 pm
CHIEF Segun Adetiba, President, Furniture and Allied Products Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (FAPMAN), on Monday urged the Federal Government to check the influx of imported furniture into the country. Adetiba told the newsmen in Lagos that the furniture industry would have witnessed impressive growth if not for the businessmen trading on imported furniture. "If proper measures are put in place, the growth witnessed in the industry will be sustainable in the long term."

“Some companies are producing furniture better than what is produced abroad while some overseas based companies have relocated to Nigeria and their products are simply a beauty to behold,” Adetiba said.

He said the campaign on patriotism should be intensified so that those involved in the importation would stop making money at the expense of the country and the furniture industry.

Adetiba said that the industry could not achieve its full potential in 2009 due to irregular energy supply.

He urged the government to focus and give priority attention to the provision of sustainable energy for the sector to thrive.